Don't hold up cycle route
PUBLISHED: 14:34 22 November 2008 | UPDATED: 10:05 10 June 2010
Regarding the article Cycle safety concerns raised in the Exmouth Journal of November 13. I wholeheartedly agree with Lympstone Parish Council that the exit of the cycle path at Sowden End does require a rethink; it should have carried on along the rai
Regarding the article "Cycle safety concerns raised" in the Exmouth Journal of November 13.I wholeheartedly agree with Lympstone Parish Council that the exit of the cycle path at Sowden End does require a rethink; it should have carried on along the railway embankment to a single access point at Station Hill.But their idea to appeal to Devon County Council to delay the continuation of the cycle path through to Topsham is a ludicrous idea that will lead to only more accidents.As a daily cycle commuter into Exeter on the A376, I risk life and limb on this dangerous stretch of road and long for the day when I can commute on the new section of the cycle path. To hold up its construction even longer would put many cyclists at risk and, while I have total sympathy for the incident involving Mr Rowe, speed bumps and a reduced speed limit through the whole of Lympstone village up to the Saddlers Arms junction would be a far better solution.The bike path exit and recent incident simply highlight the need to solve an ongoing issue that has been put on the back burner by Lympstone council for many decades.Stuart Woolger,2 Bakers Cottages,Longmeadow Road, Lympstone.