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Cycle paths fit for purpose

posted Apr 13, 2017, 1:31 AM by Heather Rainbow
Cycle Basingstoke is campaigning for cycle routes that are direct, fast and safe, suitable for all ages and abilities.  In March we met with leaders in the planning and transport department of the Borough Council.  We discussed with them a dossier of good and bad practice.  We want cycle paths which have a function, that you can use to go somewhere including your front or back door.  the path on the left goes to a childrens playground, it bypasses all the houses in Basingfield close and does not provide any alternative to the busy, narrow A30 on the right.  What was needed was obvious access points to a cycle path inside the hedge next to the A30, easy to find, easy to access, straight and direct, protected from motor traffic.  Too often cycle paths are decorative and serve no function or purpose. 
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