Well, well, well. All very interesting. The plans for the new seafront cycle proposal are going to the PCC Cabinet next Monday 9th November for a final decision. The route proposal is for a cycle path to be inserted between the sea wall and the parking spaces. Take a look at the final pages on the report to see what that means. Check it out HERE.
I for one think this is a good thing. I always understood the issues with riding on the Promenade and choose to ride on the road anyway, but, it can be dangerous with reversing cars. This route would hopefully help lower the danger of reversing cars and bikes meeting. If however the cycle path is too skinny then people who use the seafront to train will still ride the on the main road. Also what’s to stop idiots in cars pulling into parking spaces and not noticing the cycle path in front of them. Hopefully it will be curbed to prevent this.
Anyway, I don’t want to appear as negative. It’s a really good thing and a huge, if not belated step forward for Portsmouth cyclists.
Oh, and incase you missed it in that article, it’s not on the prom. Just to clear that up. Ha.