A survey conducted by a Nottingham campaign group Pedals identified that local cyclists find the whole Broadmarsh area as one of the most dangerous places to cycle the city.
The group, founded in 1979, works towards providing safer and more attractive conditions to cyclists in Nottingham.
In an attempt to remedy the danger of traffic near Broadmarsh, one of Pedals major campaign priorities is to build better links for cyclists along with the Broadmarsh re-development.
Hugh McClintock, a member of the campaign group, says they wanted attention to be given to the problem.
He said, “It’s always an intimidating area. There are four lanes of traffic and it’s hard for cyclists to pull across.”
“We can’t encourage people to take up cycling when they’re worrying about the traffic”
hugh mcclintock, Pedals
The major demands of the group include ensuring a clearer and wider north-south route for cyclists, as well as connecting the Western and Eastern routes both of which meet near Broadmarsh
As Hugh McClintock explains, a cyclist coming down Castle Boulevard into the city centre is “taking their life into their own hands”, as they come near Broadmarsh.
Explaining the danger of congestion near the Broadmarsh car park, he said: “We can’t encourage people to take up cycling when they’re worrying about the traffic”
The campaign group have also requested for more places to park their bikes around Broadmarsh.