St Owen's Street contraflow cycle lane 'consultation' is under way

We're back and the year is off to a bad start already as we learnt today that Herefordshire Council announced, very quietly, that the St Owen's Street cycle contraflow consultation is under way, with the usual indecent haste. They're promoting the scheme no one wants, the one where cyclists are sandwiched between pedestrians and cars as in King Street. If you're a cyclist, a pedestrian or a motorist, you'll have probably had a near miss there, its a good example of bad design which musn't be repeated. There is to be a one day public exhibition of the scheme this coming Monday, 8 January, from 9.00am to 6.00pm at the Town Hall and written comments have to be submitted by 15 January "in order to maintain the scheme proposal programme". The proposed plan is available to download; click on the link below. We'll be back with more news on this very shortly but in the meantime, please head over to the Cycle Hereford website here for up to the minute news or their forum here (you'll need to register to comment). Update: covering letter now also available to download.

Update 17 January: CYCLEWAY CONSULTATION EXTENDED. Herefordshire Council has decided to extend the consultation period to 2 February. Please take this opportunity to respond if you didn't manage earlier because of the stupidly short time scale.


Consultation Letter page1.pdf

Consultation Letter page2.pdf

Posted: Sun - January 7, 2007 at 07:12 PM