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Cycling concerns

PUBLISHED: 10:25 11 February 2008 | UPDATED: 19:42 05 July 2010

A LOT of cycling-related matters have appeared in The Journal of late.

It was reported in May last year that there was concern about an increasing number of cyclists on the footpath between Asda and Pier Terrace weaving among pedestrians.

A LOT of cycling-related matters have appeared in The Journal of late.

It was reported in May last year that there was concern about an increasing number of cyclists on the footpath between Asda and Pier Terrace weaving among pedestrians.

On a cycle journey to the town centre from the south on the cycle path adjacent to Tom Crisp Way to the railway station is most difficult and dangerous. Invariably there is a traffic jam at this point and there is not enough room for cyclists on Belvedere Road or on the bridge which is why so many take to the footpath.

However, I was pleased to note that the footpath is currently being widened to allow for cyclists and will eventually go to the rear of Pier Terrace. Hopefully the footpath between Lovewell Road and Machonochie Way will be the next to be widened to avoid that awful detour across Kirkley Ham behind AK Diesels' works.

Although the promenade at Lowestoft is wide this is not the case in the vicinity of Tides Reach and Aphrodite where several flower beds obstruct the road. Will these be removed?

The other concern I have is that the route is downhill from the south near the Thatched cafe and even the slowest cyclist, without pedalling, can reach a fair speed here unless there is a limit.

Cycling should not be permitted on the lower promenade from the South Pier in front of the beach huts, at least not in the summer.

MIKE KING

Sandbank Road

Lowestoft

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