LETTER: Loss of footpaths

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Your views.

I would like to complain about the loss of and request the reinstatement of the footpaths from the Hawth to the pedestrian crossing in Haslett Avenue East and to Three Bridges station.

After an altercation between myself and a cyclist who told me in no uncertain terms, to get out of the bleeping way as I was on a cycle path. I checked the signage to find that he was right.

Why hasthe council, changed what was always a footpath, to a cycle path, then to a separated cycle and pedestrian path and now to a shared route.

What were the footpaths between Three Bridges Station, The Hawth and the town centre are now a mish mash of unsuitable and in some cases, illegal and confusing, mess.

Indeed if you were to actually look you will see that the new estate that has been built on the site of the old sports centre has no pedestrian access from any direction without walking on a cycle path.

At first I thought this situation was just a laughable mistake until I realised the implications and rights taken from pedestrians. What happens now if a child or pensioner is injured by a cycle on these pathways that most people perceive to be pedestrian areas?

Eddie Wakefield, Furnace Green


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