Whitecliff-Baiter cycleway, Poole (credit – Marc Woodall, Twitter) The cyclist claimed that the recently installed cycleway in Poole is “covered in debris” and that people on bikes would “be better off” on the adjacent pedestrian path
A cyclist has criticised a new harbourside path in Poole, claiming that it is susceptible to flooding and is constantly “covered in debris”.
Earlier this year, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council (BCP) redeveloped the popular path from Whitecliff to Baiter, introducing a new segregated cycleway for people on bikes, which the council says will “create a safer environment for those travelling on foot or by bike”.
A public consultation on the project saw 88 percent of respondents call for separation between those walking and cycling , prompting the council to settle on a minimum separation of least 1.5m for the majority of the proposed route.
At the consultation stage the most controversial aspect of the proposal was the cycleway’s placement on the harbour-side of the route – 72 percent objected to this aspect of the plans – causing the council to switch the locations of the footpath and cycleway (though a last-minute petition to relocate the cycle path away from the waterside entirely failed). However, while many cyclists have praised the new path, describing it as “a beauty” and claiming that it will help encourage locals, especially children, to ride their bikes in the park, others aren’t as impressed.
One local cyclist told the Daily Echo (link is external) that the path’s position has made it […]
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