Call for cycle markings due to injury fears

PUBLISHED: 09:09 25 August 2015


New markings could be installed to warn people not to cycle on pavements in Budleigh Salterton.

Town mayor Courtney Richards raised the matter at this week’s Budleigh Salterton Town Council meeting, following previous comments by county councillor Christine Channon that ‘no cycling’ painted ‘roundels’ could go on the path by the brook past the library.

Councillor Richards said: “I think they are becoming more urgently needed day by day. Also I’m hoping to try to get some more prominent roundels put on the footpath at Marine Parade, just at the bottom of Coastguard Hill, where people tend to cycle along the flat bit, and sooner or later you’re more likely to see someone hurt there than up [by the library], I think.”

Councillor Tom Wright said: “It’s especially important [by the library] because it’s also the access for a lot of people to the medical centre.”

Cllr Wright added that he understood Devon County Council now did not have money to paint the markings. In response to this, town clerk Jo Vanstone was asked to look at what the cost of carrying out the work might be, with the possibility the work could be paid for from the town council’s town improvement fund.

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