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They denounce that it has turned into a "fatal pitfall" for the cyclists

News of Gipuzkoa, 26-08-2008


Donostia. The association Kalapie was sorry yesterday about the death of a cyclist wound by a truck last Saturday in the high place of Gaintxurizketa (Hondarribia) and denounced that this event has taken place "again" in Not. In his opinion, this highway, "especially the broker between Toulouse and Irun", has turned into a "fatal pitfall" for the cyclists, since three have died in less than three years in this stretch.
In a bulletin, Kalapie wondered what they do the institutions "to put level to this tragedy" and he was sorry that the diferentesadministraciones "do not bear in mind the presence, more and more numerous, of cyclists in the highways and streets, being forgotten permanently and minusvalorada the defenselessness in which they move". In this sense, they protested to the Delegation
Statutory of Gipuzkoa that, between other points, "accelerates" the construction of the network of Cycle Routes of Gipuzkoa foreseen for 2016.
"How many cyclists have that I turned involved in possible accidents so that the cycle routes of Gipuzkoa and of Basque Country are a priority for the politicians and for our institutions? What are they doing the Basque Government, the Delegations and most of our town halls to improve decisively the safety of the cyclists?", they wondered.
Also, they asked the drivers "I respect for the cyclists, who keep the regulatory distances, which moderate the speed, which the circulation norms fulfill and bear in mind that also the cyclists have right to circulate in bicycle along the highways".> n.g.

The Digital Mail 8/26/2008 C.E. EIBAR

The cycle association Kalapie denounced yesterday the death last Friday of a cyclist wound by a truck in Not to his step along the High place of Gaintxurizketa, in the municipal Hondarribia term, and there is he asked what they do the institutions «to put level to this tragedy».
This group referred in a bulletin to the death last Friday of a cyclist of English nationality after his vehicle was clashing with a truck of mark Iveco.
«What are they doing the Basque Government, the delegations and the majority
of our town halls to improve decisively the safety of
the cyclists?», Kalapie questioned.
The asociació denounced that the state highway Not and, especially, the broker between Toulouse and Irun has turned into a «mortal pitfall for the cyclists», since three deaths have taken place in less than three years in this stretch.
Kalapie criticized that the different administrations do not bear in mind «the more and more numerous presence of cyclists in the streets and highways» at the time of planning the mobility. He remembered that the Delegation of Guipuzcoa presented recently the advance of the Sectorial Territorial Plan of Cycle Routes of Guipuzcoa in which it is foreseen that they might be concluded for 2015 and wondered if it is not possible to accelerate this plan.



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