New farcilities

Discussion in 'UK and Europe' started by Nick Kew, Feb 27, 2004.

  1. Nick Kew

    Nick Kew Guest

    Tavistock has had for some time a Grade A cycling farcility: a short and narrow stretch of green
    paint on a little bit of the A390 to Gunnislake and Callington. It disappears when the road narrows.
    Fortunately it's so obviously useless that motorists don't expect cyclists to take any notice of it.

    Now we have another. Approaching tavy on the A386 from Plymouth, there's a little blue bike pointing
    up onto a pavement. It's by no means a wide pavement, and goes past lots of houses with front
    gardens, high hedges, and concealed entrances.

    It has one thing in its favour: very few pedestrians. That's because most pedestrians use the other
    side of the road. And for a good reason - the new farcility is always blocked by so many parked cars
    that it's neither easy nor pleasant to walk.

    Someone - probably on the council - needs to be ridiculed. Can I be arsed to try a letter to the
    local paper?

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    Nick Kew
     
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  2. > Someone - probably on the council - needs to be ridiculed. Can I be arsed to try a letter to the
    > local paper?

    At least they're trying. Write a letter praising them for having a go at it, but suggesting ways in
    which the cycle path could be better designed. Hopefully that'll point 'em in the right direction
    without making them give up in a huff.
     
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