8 September 2017
There will inevitably be some who take time to adjust to this and your help would be with courteous and considerate use by all. Cyclists are encouraged to use their bell (!) and slow down when passing pedestrians, those in charge of small children or dogs are encouraged to be aware that cyclists will be approaching from behind as well as in front of them. The situation will be monitored, and it will take some time to re-educate some regular users into a more natural flow pattern with cyclists and walkers passing each other sensibly and with consideration. Perhaps this might be an opportunity for planned road safety discussions to be extended to include off-road courtesy? If you would like someone to come into school to discuss cycle safety, safe routes to your school etc please do get in touch and I would be happy to assist. This change has the support of Friends of New Walk and the council cycling and walking officer Andy Vose, but I am happy to explain the thinking further if there are any concerns from yourself or specific regular users.
Thank-you, Cllr Andy D'Agorne Tel. 07941 392667. Email firstname.lastname@example.org