by gordonhook on 10 May, 2020
Yesterday the Government announced a considerable and very welcome sum of money for the construction of cycle and pedestrian ways. It may well be of course that with the fast-approaching depression many will be reduced to walking and cycling, but that would be a pessimistic view, as both walking and cycling are, of course, activities much enjoyed and beneficial for healthy exercise in their own right.
I welcome this thinking by Government, whatever their motives, and sincerely hope Devon gets a fair share of any cash allocation.
As soon as I heard the announcement I immediately contacted the relevant officer at County Hall to ask him to do all in his power to ensure we received a % and reminded him ( he didn’t actually need any reminding) that Devons greatest cycleway need was for investment to complete the link between Newton Abbot and Teignmouth.
While he wasn’t able to give any guarantee of that, I was impressed that he was answering my emails on a Saturday evening!
Here’s hoping…I would love to see the land necessary acquired and real progress made with what will be a major tourist and economic boost this area.