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Letter: Beechcroft Improvement Should Not Be At the Expense of Cycleways

Published on: 26 Jan, 2019
Updated on: 26 Jan, 2019

The new “Cycle Super-Highway” at Bannisters by Tesco

From A Calladine

In response to: Is A ‘Super Cycle Highway’ As Important as Beechcroft Drive Safety?

While Bernard Parke is correct to say that A3 junction with Beechcroft Drive should be addressed. It should not be at the expense of cycle infrastructure which costs relative peanuts to implement. This kind of attitude is largely why Guildford is a town gridlocked by motorised traffic.

People are not given a realistic alternative to the car and if we want more people to cycle quality infrastructure separated from motorised traffic is the only answer. This takes political courage as ultimately some of this will involve taking space from motorised traffic.

The last 80 years of increasing road capacity have only led to more congestion and more cars. Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result is the ultimate failure.

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Responses to Letter: Beechcroft Improvement Should Not Be At the Expense of Cycleways

  1. B Dalli Reply

    January 26, 2019 at 3:45 pm

    Separating cars from bicycles is the only answer. Cycle lanes in Guilford are for the experienced only, they provide no margin for error and no protection from the constant traffic. Traffic free cycling infrastructure would reduce the noise and air pollution created by so many vehicles travelling short distances.

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