Sunday 25 October 2009

Cycle route rejected in Llandudno

CAMPAIGNERS are claiming victory after it was decided a cycle route will not run along Llandudno promenade.

Protest group Save Our Promenade (SOP) are delighted that councillors have agreed to go along with a report which takes the cycle path from Craig-y-Don to West Shore via Maesdu Road and Bryniau Road avoiding the prom completely.

But cyclists who had hoped to see the route link with the North Wales coastal cycle path via the prom and the town centre say the council is missing an opportunity to make Llandudno cyclist friendly.

“It is disappointing that the council doesn’t seem to have grasped the nettle and used the opportunity to set up a network of cycle paths within the town which would have linked residential areas to schools and the town centre. We should be thinking of the safety and welfare of children who cycle to school not just keen cyclists,” said Neil McKenzie of the Llandudno Safe Cycling group.

Cllr Philip Evans said the preferred route was also the most cost effective.