I have long been supporting sensible initiatives to help us move around Southampton efficiently. Last week I visited Halford’s to try out a new electric bike.

With the many hills around Southampton, cycling is not practical for everyone. E-bikes opens this option up to more people. Improvements in battery technology means that e-bikes and e-scooters should be promoted as a practical means of travel as I have advocated in Parliament. Dedicated cycle lanes, such as Bursledon Road are a far more sensible approach than halving road capacity overnight with no consultation to install bus and cycle lanes which choke the city with congestion!