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Letter: We Need A Bridge That Would Make a Real Difference

Published on: 13 Oct, 2018
Updated on: 12 Oct, 2018

From Ciaran Doran

Chairman of Guildford Lib Dems

It is really sad that for more than two decades the Guildford cycle forum, and latterly G-BUG, has campaigned for a proper cycle crossing to enable residents from the huge swathe of housing north of the A3 to easily access Guildford town centre by bicycle, preferably a major crossing somewhere near the wooden bridge – something that makes a real difference like the Milton Crossing did on the A14 in Cambridge.

No such bridge has been forthcoming. Instead, the people of that part of Guildford have no safe cycling route into the town centre. Instead, we have a council leadership determined to push through their own vanity project like this, which in itself is dangerous for both cyclists and pedestrians.
Instead, they try to fix something that ain’t broke.

Why don’t the people of Guildford elect a new group of councillors in May 2019, who will listen to the people of Guildford, who will work for everyone in Guildford to make a better Guildford and who will be transparent in doing so?

Roll on May 2019 when the people of Guildford can say goodbye to their money being spent in this manner.

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Responses to Letter: We Need A Bridge That Would Make a Real Difference

  1. Bernard Parke Reply

    October 13, 2018 at 11:33 am

    Yes, no doubt we can achieve this with more Independent candidates coming forward who will not be tied into national parties.

  2. Mary Smith Reply

    October 13, 2018 at 3:51 pm

    Yet another Tory vanity project costing £3,300,000.

    So why did Lib Dem councillors Caroline Reeves and Liz Hogger vote for a bridge when no councillor liked its design and some doubt its suitability for both pedestrians and cyclists in the same space?

    Lib Dems are supposed to be the Opposition to lavish spenders Spooner and Furniss but are they really Tories in disguise or a just a weak group looking for an easy life?

    If so, then more Independent councillors like Cllrs Rooth and McShee are likely to listen, work and tell us what is happening.

    Yes, roll on the elections in May 2019 but it looks like the Lib Dems won’t stop our money being wasted.

  3. Howard Smith Reply

    October 14, 2018 at 10:28 am

    Extraordinary that you can say don’t vote for councillors who voted for the Walnut Bridge when the councillors that did are you own party.

    Howard Smith was a parliamentary candidate for the Labour Party

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