The Council is asking residents to complete a questionnaire about cycling and walking. It is open for six weeks, CycleWight would urge everyone to complete this. It asks a series of questions including what people rank as important with regards to cycling, CW would suggest a comprehensive network should be the foremost point to ensure people can get from place to place. The questionnaire also asks for views on improving the path from Mews Lane, at Fairlee, into Newport.
This upgrade is the grant IWC has received from Department of Transport's Emergency Active Travel Fund. Some points that could be mentioned are : the crossing at Halberry Lane should be a raised platform, that barriers/posts are kept to a minimum, paths joining the route should be improved to enhance the network, reactive lighting in the tunnel so it works day and night and urging IWC to seek an extension of this route towards Wootton. Another point that could be made is that any work carried out is to the standards set out in Local Transport Notes 1/20. (These are the new standards set by the Department of Transport in July last year)