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I am encouraged to see that some of Scotland’s politicians are taking action to try to improve conditions in the capital for cyclists. (your report, 3 June).

It is also encouraging to see Jim Eadie MSP recognises that safety is the biggest barrier to creating a greater cycling culture in Scotland, and I strongly support his calls to increase cycling rates and improve safety.

A wide range of measures is needed to make sure these changes are introduced and maintained, including car-free cycling routes, increased training for new drivers and the
introduction of strict liability into civil law.

I believe it is important to have a partnership between changes to infrastructure and the law so that we can move towards a more balanced relationship for cyclists on the roads.

Brenda Mitchell

Cycle Law Scotland