Published: 11:15, 21 August 2017 |
Updated: 13:22, 21 August 2017
The parents of killed cyclist Daniel Squire are backing Dover and Deal MP Charlie Elphicke’s calls to make the A258 safer.
Daniel Squire was a keen tri-athlete, securing a place in the Bolton Iron Man shortly before he died.
Mr Squire added: “We were extremely close, working together at London Fancy Box in Dover and training together as members of Deal Tri.
“The road is a nightmare for cyclists, but there aren’t a lot of alternative routes. We really need to try to make it safer in some way.”
Mr Elphicke has long called for safety improvements on the A258. He would like to see a new road built elsewhere, providing a faster route between Dover and Deal and relieving pressure on the existing road.
He said: “Everyone knows the A258 is too busy and too dangerous. It has been that way for years.
“The road is not fit to handle such high levels of traffic. The route must be made safer.
“That’s why we need to seriously consider building a new road to connect Dover and Deal.
“We need to see action on this, before any more serious incidents.”
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