Petition Launched to Support Cycle Safety on the A540 Near Neston
|Published: 17th December 2018 08:51|
A petition has been launched on Change.org, to try and persuade authorities to reinstate what the cyclists say is a vital stretch of cycle/foot path on the A540, Chester High Road.
A540 - low and bright winter sun is particularly dangerous for cyclists
Neston-based cyclist Chris Smith said: "The approach to the Two Mills junction is particularly dangerous at this time of year due to low sun lining up directly with the road during winter mornings.
"There was a serious crash last year when two cars ran into the back of a cyclist seriously injuring him. 10 years ago in the same vicinity, a car ran into the back of a group of cyclists from the Birkenhead North End Club, killing one of them - Mel Vasey."
The petition reads: "When this road was upgraded to a dual carriageway approximately 40 years ago, a six foot wide tarmac footpath/ cycle path was installed on its east side between Leahurst and Two Mills, a distance of 5.3km.
Although the path is still there, it has been allowed to deteriorate to such an extent that it is now completely covered in grass and is a hazard to walk or ride on.
Highways England spent £540,000 on safety improvements to the Two Mills junction recently. As part of these improvements a short section of cycle path was installed, however the hazard remains.
The existing 475 metre long path between Puddington Lane and the Highways England new cycle path needs repairing and reinstating as a matter of urgency."
If you would like to show support for this, please sign the petition here.