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143228Photo #143228Don’t close the parking!Cycleway:
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143190Photo #143190Leave as is for watersports accessCycleway:
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143164Photo #143164It is fine as it is, serves the purpose as a main road in and out of Bath. The canal tow path gives an excellent cycle and walking alternative.Cycleway:
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143152Photo #143152This stretch does not need short term cycle lane.
Competent cyclists ride up it no problem and the not so competent get off and walk up the pavement.
There is already a shortage of space for car parking here for all Harbour users and those just wanting to enjoy the view as it is.
Why spoil this pleasure simply for cyclists to pass but???
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143145Photo #143145Watersports accessCycleway:
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143139Photo #143139Letchworth designed for the car not for people or bikes. Pedestrianise Town Centre.Track:
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143135Photo #143135Please do not remove parking at evening hillCycleway:
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143122Photo #143122Speeding vehicles along Godwin and Siward Road making it unsafe to walk in the road, to avoid people walking on the pavement.Temporary closure:
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143111Photo #143111Keep it for the WINDSURFERSCycleway:
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143022Photo #143022From Black Water to Parley there is a dedicated shared pedestrian cycle path. Cyclists don't use it especially around the airport. Try to educate cyclists to use the cycle path, so angerous for the to cycle on the roadCycleway:
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142951Photo #142951Whitecliff. Bikes go way to fast. I've seen so many near misses. Most cyclists don't realise a 10 miles an hour speed limit. You should paint speed limit on the path. Also clear signs. It's got worse since the virus.Track:
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142862Photo #142862Since the southern relief road, Church Road, Ringsfield has become a rat run out on to the B1062 from the A145. There needs to be restricted access to this road, to ensure safety of pedestrians, cyclist and environment of this very country lane.Temporary closure:
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142794Photo #142794Dangerous bends with no visibility could be improved with a path.Track:
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142584Photo #142584Speeding cars. Reduce speed limit and add chicanes.Temporary closure:
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142512Photo #142512Need proper cycle ways throughoutCycleway:
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142480Photo #142480Can there be some active management to prevent parking across cycleways and on footways. This is almost at epidemic levels all over the conurbation making if difficult and dangerous for pedestrians and cyclists to squeeze by "parked" cars.Track:
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142401Photo #142401I suggest speed restriction & a little widening of pavement opposite the office / school entrance at Valley Primary School.Track:
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141832Photo #141832London Road. Cycleway very narrow and seems to invite close passes from motor vehicles. They see the white line & think it's fine to drive close to it, regardless of presence of cyclist.Cycleway:
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141518Photo #141518Cycle path along the A540 where the pavement is nowCycleway:
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141327Photo #141327Suggestions for post Covid travel in Hexham.

- All residential streets to be made ‘priority for cycles’ streets – fietsstraaten as in Nederlands, where cars must give way to bikes
- All streets throughout the rest of the town to have either segregated or on road line painted cycle lanes
- Strict enforcement of parking on cycle lanes by cars – personally I suggest towing
- Secure bike parking shelters in town centre, hospital and supermarkets – of the covered bus shelter type, with key pad entry ( as at many hospitals in UK). This could involve payment via an app of a small fee for a days entry
- Increased standard cycle racks throughout town.
- Road layout changed throughout town making car use more difficult and using the increased space to create safe cycle lanes.
- Segregated cycle lane(s) from Hexham to the cycle path at Prudhoe, so linking Hexham to Newcastle for commuting (yes it is possible to ride that far, and you can always get the train home). This would work well along the existing main road – A695 or A69 as land along these is already owned by Local Authority or Highways Agency (?) and so there would be no cost from having to buy land.
- Setting up cycle racks at every school with a capacity for 10% less than the number of pupils attending – when the schools say they need more then the scheme has worked
- At all light controlled junctions throughout the town there would be a separate bike light, activated either by the approaching bike automatically or by being pressed by the cyclist on arrival at the junction. This speedily (usually within 5 seconds) begins to change the sequence to green for bikes and so gives cyclists priority and discourages just riding through the lights as a rider can get them to change safely and quickly.
- Encouraging the establishing of cycle courier businesses for shopping delivery in the town, where trailer bikes/e-bikes/trikes deliver. To discourage vans driving tiny distances round the town delivering shopping from Tesco et al. I suggest a mechanism either by the stores or HTC to make van delivery prohibitively expensive or just not allowing them within the town. This cuts traffic and pollution and creates employment via self employment/small business, rather than corporations, in one go.

Claiming that this is too difficult denies reality, just look abroad, this is entirely normal in The Nederlands and the current situation in Hexham would stand out as freakishly outdated. What is listed above is entirely normal in every Dutch City, Town and Village. This is as a result of deliberate policy at national and local levels from the 1980s when as decision was made that the number of deaths from collisions between cars and bikes, especially involving children, was entirely unacceptable. As a result investment, and more importantly imagination, was put in to create a Nation where cycling was the normal means of travel for most shorter journeys by all ages. Because it was now safe, people cycled. As everyone cycled they were aware of how vulnerable cycles were and so when they drove a car they drove accordingly.


To say it is too expensive is to deny the vast amounts being spent to keep the economy afloat at the moment and to undervalue the many benefits of such a set up – Health - both physical and mental, through exercise, lessening of air pollution and accidents on the road. Safety – people of all ages being safe to use this kinder and sustainable form of transport. Community cohesion – cycling is social, it brings people together, they chat while riding, meet and travel together, get to know new people. Climate benefits – lessening air pollution, lessen dependence on fossil fuels, increases resilience of the community with this.

I would hate to see the odd 20 metres of cycle lane painted on the road and ignored by drivers, which then disappears near dangerous areas for bikes, as happens all over the UK. This lack of imagination would represent a complete failure to look to the opportunities presented to us at this time.
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141060Photo #141060The road surface is rough in that the loose gravel is the worse. A sign, as to the road, cars come into this road the very fastCycleway:
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140558Photo #140558Cars passing very close to pedestrians as no pavement in places. Pedestrianisation would improve safetyTemporary closure:
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140333Photo #140333There are 15 cutouts/crossings and numerous obstructions, including a bus shelter on the cycleway - generally lethalCycleway:
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140266Photo #140266Protected cycle lane need on the ring road with barrier to separate cars and cyclists. Why have the council not tried a pop-up cycle lane to test it out?Cycleway:
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140242Photo #140242Make it safer for the covid-19 social distancingCycleway:
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140235Photo #140235This stretch of pavement (between Benson and Shillingford) is in urgent need of vegetation cutting back, it is very dangerous cycling especially as it runs along a busy A4074 roadTrack:
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139767Photo #139767Need a route between hitchin and stevenage, roads at st ippolytes and little wymondly are dangerous with blind corners etc. Cycle lanes in Stevenage are great but then they just stopCycleway:
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139764Photo #139764I hear there is voting going on about removing the benches around St Martin's square. This is absolutely ridiculous!! What about the people who need to sit down to rest? Do you want these people just to stay home. The whole social distancing idea has gone mad!!Track:
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139662Photo #139662Put a cut in as we live over from the school and struggle to parkTrack:
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139426Photo #139426Much of Elm Grove has a very wide pavements, unfortunately these are used for parking cars, they could quickly become cycle lanesCycleway:
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139350Photo #139350Too many cars, too many cyclists, no room for residents to get home.
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139195Photo #139195Busy footway on only one side of narrow road for exercise and once schools back children to Primary school. Several blind bends pose danger if people step into carrigeway to maintain social distance. Improved safety if speed reduced from 30mph to 20 mph as soon as possibleTrack:
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138844Photo #138844The road is congested with parked cars so it’s not safe for cyclists. Set one side of the road aside for cyclistsCycleway:
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138739Photo #138739Not enough room for cyclists and motorised vehicles to coexist.Cycleway:
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138737Photo #138737Not enough room for cyclists and motorised vehicles to coexist.Cycleway:
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138018Photo #138018Narrow sections of pavement also used by cycles. Bottlenecks need widening and tarmacking over grass edge would make it much wider and saferTrack:
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138017Photo #138017Narrow sections of pavement also used by cycles. Bottlenecks need widening and tarmacking over grass edge would make it much wider and saferTrack:
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137922Photo #137922Lack of disability parking in town. Please do not remove all disabled parking locations [unlikely?]Track:
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137889Photo #137889In order to support local business an al fresco dining area for the surrounding restaurants and bars would be useful for social distancing measures.
[perhaps Cank St, Leicester]
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137868Photo #137868Having the road in place prevents a huge social space where folks can eat and drink at a safe distance, outdoorsTrack:
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137798Photo #137798No cycle way between Nottingham and Mansfield, close pass is the norm due to narrow lanes and severe bends.
The existing pavement is so overgrown it is disappearing
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137672Photo #137672There needs to be a dropped kerb here to allow easy access to and from the shared bike path.Cycleway:
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137350Photo #137350Segregated cycleway required here, there have been numerous accidents along this stretch of road.Cycleway:
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137192Photo #137192Most pavements are unused or underused by pedestrians. I am one myself, but am happy and would cyclists to be safe, therefore I would like to see space for cyclists on all pavements where underuse by pedestrians is common, eg almost everywhere outside shopping areasCycleway:
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137149Photo #137149Current building works mean pavement shut on one side, leaving narrow pavement on one side only. Drivers speed down Ordsall Lane incredibly fast making crossing difficult. Narrowing to one car lane until pavement reopened would make it safer for everyone.Track:
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136759Photo #136759More police presence to deter youngsters from riding bicycles and e-scooters recklessly on the footwaysTrack:
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136481Photo #136481Traffic speeds down this road and does not observe the speed limit. I have two small children, crossing the road can be a death trap! Speed bumps, cameras or something to force people to slow down, needs to be put in place. There is no pavement on our side of the road. So again, unsafe for children. A pavement would help to make crossing a lot safer.Track:
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136331Photo #136331Close end of road on Haydons Road so no through road to reduce traffic on residential road and allow children to use the road in safety [Wimbledon, presumably]Temporary closure:
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136294Photo #136294Safer for pedestriansTrack:
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136211Photo #136211Monton Road should be closed to motor vehicles to allow the businesses to share the space with cyclists and pedestriansTemporary closure:
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136131Photo #136131Please stop vehicles driving along and parking on pavements.Track:
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136086Photo #136086Canal path more suitable for walkers. Cars not parked on pavements so can use the space availableTrack:
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136047Photo #136047MAKE THEM SAFERTrack:
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135929Photo #135929Pavement and roads in Blyth need work as very badly broken and uneven pavements and roads dangerous for disabled especially and visually impairedTrack:
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135849Photo #135849Cyclists need to be protected from motorised traffic, and we should not take space from pedestrians. Barriers would solve both problemsCycleway:
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135842Photo #135842Junction at entrance to park. Difficult to see when pulling out of junction because of parked cars. No crossing for children entering or exiting the park. Speeding is an issue here. An accident waiting to happen. Widen pavement to calm traffic on approach.Track:
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135652Photo #135652Very busy street. Definitely can't implement social distancing here.Temporary closure:
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134902Photo #134902Shared path isn't wide enough.Cycleway:
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134875Photo #134875Too close to a busy road. You have to brace when a lorry comes past. I have reported the tree roots for about 10 years. Weeds etc are creeping over and it is now only about 30 cm wide in places.Cycleway:
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134773Photo #134773Westbound (uphill) on Richardson Road would benefit from a marked cycle lane. Traffic passes very close. Lots of NHS staff and others use this road to cycle commute.Cycleway:
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134769Photo #134769These roundabouts (all along bypass) are very dangerous to cross. Need cycle/pedestrian crossings or an alternative safe crossing system.Cycleway:
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134476Photo #134476Green Lane should be kept clear of glass and surfaced for cyclists to use safelyCycleway:
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134455Photo #134455These roundabouts (all along bypass) are very dangerous to cross. Need cycle/pedestrian crossings or an alternative safe crossing system.Cycleway:
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134440Photo #134440Nettleham Road has an intermittent, poorly marked and not socially distanced cycle way. Needs improvement and to be 24/7
[Sheffield or Lincoln, probably]
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134381Photo #134381The speed limit on much of the A540 is 60 m.p.h., a speed regularly attained and often exceeded by some drivers. With parts of the road surface in an extremely poor condition insofar as cyclists are concerned, frequently requiring cyclists to move further into the carriageway than normal, the already significant risk due to the high speed of motorists is amplified. Apart from a better road surface overall, a separate, wide cycle lane is paramount.Cycleway:
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134224Photo #134224No footpath or cycle markings to allow for safer walking and cycling. Grass verges often too over grown.Cycleway:
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134187Photo #134187Bus/cycle/taxi lane cameras to protect cyclists as vehicles speed down with no regards for anyone.Cycleway:
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134182Photo #134182Bus/cycle/taxi lane cameras to protect cyclists as vehicles speed down with no regards for anyone.Cycleway:
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134181Photo #134181Bus/cycle/taxi lane cameras to protect cyclists as vehicles speed down with no regards for anyone.Cycleway:
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134180Photo #134180Bus/cycle/taxi lane cameras to protect cyclists as vehicles speed down with no regards for anyone.Cycleway:
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134173Photo #134173Bus/cycle/taxi lane cameras to protect cyclists as vehicles speed down with no regards for anyone.Cycleway:
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134171Photo #134171Bus/cycle/taxi lane cameras to protect cyclists as vehicles speed down with no regards for anyone.Cycleway:
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134161Photo #134161Footway rough and not suitable for both cyclist and pedestrians.Cycleway:
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133846Photo #133846Traffic light delays to cyclists - lights appear to change when cars arrive onlyCycleway:
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133188Photo #133188There needs to be some kind of pathway for people commuting to and from Cotgrave and Cropwell Bishop [Nottinghamshire]Track:
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133157Photo #133157Very fast roads with little room for cars to overtake make cycling dangerous and unpleasant! With lots of people working and living locally, better cycle routes would encourage healthier and greener living in our area.Cycleway:
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133018Photo #133018When shops have customers queuing up the paths are not wide enough to go pass them safelyTrack:
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132946Photo #132946It's very unsafe from the dairy down to the A46; cars drive fast and there is no lighting - a path even just one person wide may help protect cyclists, pedestrians as well as drivers of cars, lorries, tractorsTrack:
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132852Photo #132852It is used by a large no of vans and cars using it as a short cut ,they drive too fast and the rd is too narrow for them, it should be a country lane that locals can walk and ride down safely. assess to this traffic needs to be controlledTemporary closure:
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132753Photo #132753The traffic is terrible. Speeding is rife.Cycleway:
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132407Photo #132407Cycle wayCycleway:
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132220Photo #132220The field and thorny hedging is regularly overgrown forcing pedestrians to walk on the road. Especially dangerous for school children and parents with more than one child and pushchair users. The soil banking encroaches on the pavement making it impossible to walk unless in single file.Track:
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132118Photo #132118The traffic is terrible. Speeding is rife.Cycleway:
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131894Photo #131894Cycleways should be part of the road, not the pavement. Being part of a pavement encourages cyclists to ride on normal pavements putting children and the elderly at risk. GET THEM OFF THE PAVEMENTS!Road environment:
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130662Photo #130662Outdoor seating for the restaurantsOther:
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130602Photo #130602No bus in the city centre just people walkingCycleway:
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130561Photo #130561Pavement obstructed by private hedging permanently. Pedestrians forced to walk in single file and onto to adhere to socially distancingTrack:
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130439Photo #130439There is no provision for cyclists to get from the town centre to the cycle path apart riding a busy 2 lane road or on the pavement. Segregate a lane for cyclists.Cycleway:
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130170Photo #130170Can't walk kids to beach or into Ardglass [County Down]Track:
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129997Photo #129997So we can safely walk our children to the beachTrack:
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129984Photo #129984Pavements can't walk children on the roadTrack:
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129920Photo #129920Too many cars going through a bottleneck, not safe for cyclists, cars or peopleCycleway:
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129916Photo #129916Can’t bring children a walk to beach or shops as it way to dangerous with no foot path.Track:
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129912Photo #129912Put footpaths inTrack:
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129888Photo #129888Pavement requiredTrack:
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129868Photo #129868There is no cycle wayCycleway:
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129831Photo #129831Wider footpaths and pavementsTrack:
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129826Photo #129826Wider foot pathsTrack:
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129822Photo #129822When at caravan site we can't take kids to beach or a walk anywhere as there are no footpaths outside the site. We have to drive or walk without a footpath. It's unfair we cannot walk kids to the beach and enjoy a walk along the beautiful area.Track:
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129373Photo #129373Walking and cycling to connect villages to walk or cycle to doctors, school, shopsCycleway:
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