Press Release from Anna Soubry MP: Meeting for Cyclists Who Have Suffered Injuries on a Dangerous Part of the Tram Route Through Beeston

Anna Soubry, MP for Broxtowe, is meeting with cyclists tomorrow, Friday 26th February, who have suffered injuries on a dangerous part of the tram route through Beeston.

Dozens of experienced and responsible cyclists have contacted Anna about their experiences when cycle wheels get stuck in tram tracks on Chilwell/ High Road . They have all suffered serious injuries, notably broken bones, head injuries and cuts to the face.

Anna said “we have already made progress following my meeting with the police, Highways and NET last week. New warning signs have now been put up to warn cyclists of the danger and there is a full review of this stretch of the tram route.”

Some injured cyclists want to take legal action “what’s striking is that they are not motivated by compensation but the desire to make the entire tram route safe for cyclists” said Anna, “constituents have sustained nasty injuries through no fault of their own and we are determined to prevent further accidents.”

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4 Responses to Press Release from Anna Soubry MP: Meeting for Cyclists Who Have Suffered Injuries on a Dangerous Part of the Tram Route Through Beeston

  1. Judy S says:

    One of the new warning signs already been vandalised.

  2. Ian Blakeley says:

    “Some injured cyclists want to take legal action”. I can’t see how this can be possible. There were ‘cyclists beware’ signs visible weeks ago, the tram lines are very visible, the bloody thing hasn’t been out of the news for umpteen years. Sounds great, fall off your bike because you can’t ride one properly and then put the blame on somebody else and try to get money for it.

  3. Joan Wade says:

    People who are out to try and get compensation need to realise that they would need to prove negligence and that what they say will be subject to cross examination. They could well end up paying costs for both their action and for the other party (whoever that other party might be here.)

  4. RichHartman says:

    By the same token some pedestrians may want to take legal action against those cyclists who mow them down on Beeston High Road during the hours when the ‘no cycling’ restriction applies. Trouble is, as there’s no requirement for a cycle riding licence, road tax or number plates for cycles, cyclists can (and many do) ignore the rules of the road with impunity.

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