Wisbech cycle path is putting pedestrians at risk, concerned resident says

Man unhappy about Wisbech cycle path on Cromwell Road, Wisbech. James MacDonald with his dog Toby.

Man unhappy about Wisbech cycle path on Cromwell Road, Wisbech. James MacDonald with his dog Toby. - Credit: Archant

PEDESTRIANS are being put at risk because of a new cycle path, it has been claimed.

Man unhappy about Wisbech cycle path on Cromwell Road, Wisbech.

Man unhappy about Wisbech cycle path on Cromwell Road, Wisbech. - Credit: Archant

James McDonald, of Kingsley Avenue, Wisbech, says the cycle tracks on Cromwell Road and Weasenham Lane, Wisbech, are not wide enough to accommodate pedestrians and cyclists.

Man unhappy about Wisbech cycle path on Cromwell Road, Wisbech.

Man unhappy about Wisbech cycle path on Cromwell Road, Wisbech. - Credit: Archant

He says elderly residents in the nearby bungalows are scared to walk down the path for fear of being hit by passing bikes.

He said: “The path is barely four feet wide so I don’t know where pedestrians are expected to go.

“Cyclists go flat out along the path and don’t ring their bells so you don’t know when they are coming.


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“I know many elderly residents, people with children and dog walkers are concerned about getting clobbered.

“I’ve spoken to Cambridgeshire County Council about it but they are not giving me any answers.

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“It seems that we are paying council tax for the privilege of getting hit.”

A Cambridgeshire County Council said: “We would urge all users of cycling and pedestrian facilities to take account of each other’s safety at all times and to use the route in a considerate and safe way.”

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