Council must give us safe cycle routes
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