Discussion on future of cycling in the city

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COULD the Dutch model of cycle-friendly cities work over here?

That is the question that will be debated at the next meeting of Portsmouth Cycle Forum.

Eric Booth, the chairman of the cycle campaign in Bristol will talk about how it became the UK’s first cycling city in 2008 – and where Portsmouth can learn lessons.

Roger Geffen, the CTC’s national campaigns and policy director will also be speaking about best practice.

The group has invited the Liberal Democrats to send a senior councillor to the meeting to discuss how the ideas can be implemented here.

Details of the Lord Mayor’s Ride – on March 23 – will also be given.

The meeting is open to the public and will be held on Thursday, February 13, at 7pm at the Student Union, Cambridge Road.

Go to pompeybug.org.uk.

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