Coun­cil must give us safe cy­cle routes

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - YOUR TELEGRAPH -

I WRITE in sup­port of the Robi­nett fam­ily, from Yax­ley, and their cy­cling fears, re­ported in the Et on May 18.

I was in con­tact with Hunt­ing­don­shire Dis­trict Coun­cil over a year ago and was as­sured there was Sec­tion 106 money avail­able to com­plete the ‘miss­ing link’ be­tween Yax­ley and Stan­ground.

Daily, many scores of cy­clists have to use this dan­ger­ous road as they com­mute to work in Peter­bor­ough.

There has been a huge up­surge in cy­cling this past three years, but no one seems to be plan­ning for this growth by giv­ing us safe cy­cle routes, seg­re­gated from fast ve­hi­cles.

Nor­man Cross to Peter­bor­ough, via Yax­ley and Stan­ground, is a no­to­ri­ous rat run for HGVS.

Many hun­dreds of ve­hi­cles thun­der down this road daily, a ter­ri­fy­ing prospect for school­child­ren.

Lo­cal coun­cils should be ac­tu­ally pro­vid­ing safe, seg­re­gated cy­cle routes, and I don’t mean paint­ing the roads green or sten­cilling cy­cle shapes on pave­ments.

So, come on lo­cal movers and shak­ers, you are glad of our votes.

Let’s hear from you, get to­gether and com­plete a safe cy­cle path from Yax­ley to Stan­ground be­fore some­one is killed.

JOHN BLEAKNEY Broad­way,

Yax­ley, near Peter­bor­ough

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