We want to walk

RE: “£100,000 for a Sidbury cycle link?” (Sidmouth Herald, May 24, front page).

Whilst I can understand the wish of some for a cycle link from Sidbury to Sidford, it is vital to bear in mind that walkers also very badly need a safe footpath to join Sidford and Sidbury.

I see mothers with pushchairs struggling along this narrow, but (despite the 30 mph speed limit) fast section of highway and if there were a footpath, children as well as adults would be safely able to walk directly from Sidbury to Sidford.

I feel it would be a missed opportunity, as well as being unfair to pedestrians, not to offer a safe, dual-purpose pathway along the road.

J Stephens

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