Stop our Thicket Path from becoming a cycle track
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The Department of Transport intend to convert the well used Thicket Path, between Houghton and St. Ives, into a designated cycle track under the Cycle Tracks Act 1984.
The pathway is currently shared by all users, including cyclists who already have the right to use this beautiful wooded path. This right of way is a popular route between the village of Houghton and St Ives and is regularly used by dog walkers, elderly people, joggers, wheelchair users, families and small children.
We believe the Thicket Path should remain safe and accessible for everyone, not just cyclists. Whilst pedestrians will still retain a legal right of way along the Thicket, we are concerned that the safety of more vulnerable users will be seriously compromised. This move is clearly a cheap way to help the government achieve their cycling targets whilst blatantly ignoring the SAFETY of other users.
This conversion will mean the path's inclusion in the National Cycle Network, thus encouraging greater numbers of cyclists, and could potentially even lead to it's eventual removal from Ordnance Survey maps as a recognised footpath.
The DFT have tried to sneak this in quietly without anyone noticing so we must act now to stop them! Sign this petition today to let the DFT directly know you are NOT happy about them continuing with this project. Stop the injustice and force our local authorities to come up with a proper solution for all, such as installing a cycle lane on the A1123 (Houghton road).
The entirety of the path - 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) of the thicket path will be turned into a cycle track. DON'T LOSE YOUR RIGHT TO THIS PATH!
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Come along to the local public enquiry meeting on 22nd March 2017 at 10am at Commemoration Hall in Huntingdon and let your voice be heard!
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