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Delight cyclists have access to the prom

PUBLISHED: 15:20 21 January 2008 | UPDATED: 19:29 05 July 2010

IT was with great delight that I read in The Journal of the decision to give cyclists access to the promenade.

It has certainly made my 6.30am and 6.30pm journeys to and from Lowestoft station much more enjoyable.

IT was with great delight that I read in The Journal of the decision to give cyclists access to the promenade.

It has certainly made my 6.30am and 6.30pm journeys to and from Lowestoft station much more enjoyable.

What is disappointing, however, is the churlish response of those arguing against cyclists using the promenade.

It is a space wider than many roads in the town and offers plenty of room for sharing. While I appreciate that during the summer months there will be more demand for the space, most of us know how to make room for others when we need to. It would be a disappointing reflection on the town to have cyclists and pedestrians accusing each other of not being respectful in this situation. I believe it can work and will be good for the town.

But added to this, John Thompson's letter (January 4) is absolutely right in asking to make the area immediately round the station more cycle friendly. On coming off Royal Plain, cyclists have to cross the bridge by road (not a comfortable experience with heavy traffic around) or dismount and push a bike across the bridge's footpath.

Offering a cycle lane or making the footpath dual purpose would solve this problem and complete a cycle-friendly route all the way into the town centre.

MIKE SHERBURN

Pakefield

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