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Silsden meeting tackles cycling concerns
8:30am Thursday 6th February 2014 in Keighley
A meeting in Silsden addressed concerns about how the Tour de France might impact on residents and visitors.
Bradford Council emergency planning officers met Silsden councillors, church representatives and residents.
They discussed the best way to keep traffic moving in Silsden on Tour day, and walked around the town to look at potential trouble-spots.
Councillor Adrian Naylor said: “We looked at areas where they might put portable toilets, such as the Wesley Place car park, and identified public houses that might allow people to use their toilets.”
He added that Silsden mayor Councillor Chris Atkinson wants to ensure residents living on the Tour route will be offered alternative parking.
Coun Naylor said: “We’re looking for landowners who might allow residents to park their cars during the weekend, where people could get parking permits.”
The meeting also addressed the potentially massive number of people coming to stay with relatives in Silsden to watch the Tour de France.
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