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I think this will be great initiative which I believe will get more people cycling. John, some cyclists may still cycle on the road and that is their choice. These will in the main be fast, experienced cyclists who are confident mixing with traffic on a busy road and who probably cycle at a similar speed to the traffic There are not many cyclists who fall into this category which is why cycling participation rates are dismally low. in Plymouth. Anyone who is not as fast or experienced will find cycling on the road a very scary experience and they probably won’t cycle this route unless this development goes ahead. This group is about finding ways to get more people cycling and make cycling in Plymouth safer and more enjoyable for all cyclists, regardless of ability or experience. This development will provide choice for all levels of cyclists and that is why I am fully behind it. I also feel there are huge public health benefits of getting people on their bikes such as reducing obesity (levels in Plymouth are amongst the highest in the UK) and improving cardiovascular health.
WHAT ABOUT A CYCLE PATH PARALLEL BESIDE THE A386 BETWEEN YELVERTON AND ROBOROUGH SO PEOPLE CAN COMMUTE TO WORK SAFELY IN PLYMOUTH
A complete waste of money as cyclists will still use the existing road network as they currently do especially for commuting when there is a need to get from A 2 B quickly.
In my experience, it’s not this bit of the journey which is most terrifying, but from Sparkwell to just beyond where Sherford will be, through Langage, Chaddlewood & the Deep Lane / narrows area. But lets keep fingers x’d they put this in place too. There is a cycle lane from Langage to Deep Lane but it stops very suddenly at a busy junction and also I don’t feel as safe having to go on & off the road (ie when crossing junctions) as I do cycling continuously on road.
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