CYCLE: Who’s using the facility?

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I didn’t know whether to laugh, cry or scream when I saw your front page with comments from various ‘interested parties’ lauding the new cycle path in Tynemouth, (News Guardian, April 28).

Every objection by residents, every concern, has been tossed out of the window in order to get this crazy scheme passed. Even the colour is unsuitable, but we are told that it will be ‘less pronounced’ over time.

Someone has actually seen ‘hundreds of people using it’.

Well they have better eyesight than residents or neighbours who can see the track from their homes. My total count is six in total since its imposition, but then I live here and don’t have the benefit of a traffic survey, only my own eyes.

Mark Holmes

Tynemouth