Broxtowe MP, Anna Soubry has welcomed work on making a dangerous tram route safer for cyclists. Anna has been campaigning for a better route and signs after 43 constituents suffered serious injuries on High/ Chilwell Road. Most accidents occurred when cyclists’ wheels got caught in the tram track. The work is due to start in the next few days and comes after the police and officials from Broxtowe and Nottinghamshire County Council met Anna as part of her campaign.
Anna said “I am delighted that these changes are now being implemented. It’s taken too long and too many cyclists have suffered very serious injuries. Within a few days of my meeting some warning signs went up and we believe the number of accidents has already fallen. “
Anna believes the dangers to cyclists were foreseeable when the plans were drawn up by NET and is supporting cyclists who have suffered injuries in their claims against NET and Nottingham City Council. ” I always said it was the wrong route but we need to learn from this entire episode and ensure all transport infrastructure includes safe cycling routes and pavements” .