Cornwall Council are asking for input towards future plans for cycling in & around Truro (as far as Threemilestone in the West). If you have ay suggestions, please let me know before the end of October. Full text of the initiative is here:
On behalf of Cornwall Council, Cormac Solutions Ltd are undertaking a feasibility study with the aim of providing a comprehensive series of cycle routes through Truro in an aim to make cycling to work, school, the shops or leisure facilities more practical and safer for local people and children.
Encouraging more trips by walking and cycling in particular, is key to achieving the Connecting Cornwall goals to: tackle climate change; support economic prosperity; protect the environment; and encourage healthy lifestyles. Creating a series of interconnected cycle routes will be expected to deliver real advantages over the use of the car for short local trips by being convenient, safe, direct and comfortable, therefore encouraging greater uptake for commuting and leisure purposes.
I am writing to you to invite you to contribute any ideas or considerations that you feel would benefit the outcome of the study. If you have local knowledge of the area and have experienced areas where cycling is difficult or viewed as unsafe I would be grateful if you could let me know so that consideration can be given to finding a solution. Furthermore, if there are any routes that would make ideal cycling routes either for commuting or leisure purposes I would be pleased to know about these.
The intention of the study is to create new routes or improve existing facilities that will genuinely be useful for local people. With your knowledge and ideas I hope you will view this as a great opportunity to have some input into the design process which will shape the future of Truro.
To ensure your valued comments are received in adequate time to allow them to be given full technical consideration, please may I request your responses are received by 1 November 2013. If you wish to discuss this further, please contact me direct.
Thank you in advance for any ideas you may be able to contribute.