Gloddaeth could be cycle link to shores
06 June 2012 |
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A COUNCIL is to consult on a cycle path that will link two sides of a seaside resort.
Conwy County Borough Council has launched a consultation document on proposals to build a cycle path along each side of Gloddaeth Avenue in Llandudno – connecting the promenade with the West Shore.
It follows the controversial suspension of restrictions on cycling along the promenade last year.
Cycling campaigner Roy Spilsbury of CTC Cymru said Gloddaeth Avenue would be “perfect” for a cycle path.
He said: “Cycling on the promenade is here to stay.
“This will really open up the town for cyclists. Gloddaeth Avenue is a two lane boulevard and it would be the perfect advertisement for the town.”
Mr Spilsbury said such a scheme had been proposed back in 2006.
He said: “A lot of people want to come to the town and people want holidays from their cars.
“This could have fantastic economic benefits for the town and it will link up both sides of Llandudno.”
But members of Llandudno Town Council have said they would oppose any plans for a cycle path on Gloddaeth Avenue citing issues with parking, access, pedestrian routes and use of the land train which passes through that part of town.
They have also expressed doubts on how much the path would be used.
Llandudno councillor Greg Robbins said the town council had written to Conwy in the “strongest terms” against the proposals.
He said: “It will result the loss of parking along Gloddaeth Avenue. There is a question of need, Gloddaeth Avenue is so wide, this is not a major issue.”
Cllr Robbins added it may impact on cyclist safety with riders feeling they were in a safety zone despite the danger poised by turning traffic.
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