This is the man who has the power to make the decision over whether the cycle path is built or not. I would have more faith in the process if he used less inflamatory language. He emailed this afternoon in response to this petition:
"It would be really helpful if those cyclists actually used the cycleways elsewhere in the district that have been provided instead of arrogantly ignoring them by cycling on adjacent roads designed for traffic at speeds of 40/50/60 mph. Similarly riding on pavements amidst pedestrians.
Until they are better behaved I can understand why there is opposition to new cycletrack schemes.
Neither am I influenced by a petition signed by people who do not live in the vicinity of Long Ashton, know little of the true circumstances and have only one sheeplike point of view.
North Somerset Council has to consider all road users and the decision will be made with that in mind ,not to just satisfy a cycling lobby."