The Government has issued its response to a cycling related ePetition, and Darlington gets a mention. (See the full response and the petition by clicking this link.)
Through Cycling England, we are also funding 6 Cycle Demonstration Towns. The project provides over £8m for the 6 selected towns – Aylesbury, Brighton, Darlington, Derby, Exeter and Lancaster to help them become beacons of cycling excellence.
What would it take for you to consider Darlington to be a beacon of cycling excellence?
My own personal measure is to consider the journeys I could make with my kids in a trailer behind the bike without resorting to riding on the pavement at some point. Currently these are very limited.