Dundee’s cycling community turned out in force at a meeting designed to help shape a new cycling strategy for the city.
The aim of the project is having ‘more people cycling more often’ by improving routes, increasing safety and making the pastime more attractive.
Significant investment has already been made in such infrastructure, but disappointing levels of growth in cycling have led to a renewed effort on the part of city leaders.
Organised groups were well represented at Monday night’s consultation exercise and highlighted the number of cycling events that take place within the city.
There was also the opportunity for officials and the public to discuss steps they believe should be taken to get more people on two wheels and the issues they believe are holding some people back.
City development convener Councillor Will Dawson said the meeting had been a positive one.
Nonetheless, he is looking for even more city residents to speak up to make the new strategy as inclusive and as successful as possible.
“The key theme that emerged from the consultation meeting was for the development of quality infrastructure that will give people the confidence to cycle in the city,” he said.
“Other issues discussed included the need for winter and regular maintenance of cycle paths, the desirability of cycling events and improved dialogue between the cyclists and the council.”
Mr Dawson said officers hoped to have a draft strategy prepared “within the next few weeks”.
It will then need to be approved by the council.
Anyone who was unable to attend the meeting but wants to help shape the strategy can send comments and feedback to email@example.com.