|Really not acceptable, even if only temporary|
However, since this is an experimental traffic order, it is up for consultation.
The consulation page is here - http://consultations.kent.gov.uk/consult.ti/ChathamRoad/consultationHome
RespondTo respond to the consultation, you'll need to send an e-mail. Feel free to write your own response, however I've provided a template below if you wish to respond quickly
Address - TRO@kent.gov.uk
Subject - TRO/Experimental/Chatham Road
I would like object to the experimental traffic order on Old Chatham Road in its current form. The completely unused space between the southbound traffic lane and the footway should be used for a cycle facility, because it will provide a much more suitable space for cycling than the current narrow footway. I understand that KCC intends to widen and resurface the footway, however it would still be narrower than the unused space on the carriageway, and there are other shared footways on this route that would benefit from money to widen and resurface the footway.
Thinking inside the boxIt seem to me that the highways department at Kent County Council seem to think it is acceptable to shove cycling onto a footway the minute any sort of difficulty arises. Hopefully a large response to this consultation will change their minds.
|Use this space, this space here!|