Weelsby Road cycle lane ‘will not go ahead’

Weelsby Road

Weelsby Road cycle lane ‘will not go ahead’

Plans to introduce a dedicated cycleway on a section of Weelsby Road have been halted, North East Lincolnshire Council have confirmed.

The decision follows significant opposition from locals.

Speaking to Gi Grimsby News in November, one resident said: “I think another cycle lane is completely unnecessary,

“It’s in completely the wrong place. If they’re going to improve cycle safety, I don’t think this is the road to do it on.

“It’s going to harm all the local houses, and we’re in a conservation zone, which I don’t think is being thought about.”

Councillor Stewart Swinburn, portfolio holder for environment and transport at North East Lincolnshire Council, said that the proposal to introduce a new cycle lane on Weelsby Road did not secure the level of support required to go ahead.

“As a council that listens, we have taken your views onboard,” said Councillor Swinburn.

“Your feedback is important and we will always welcome people’s comments on upcoming and ongoing schemes.

“In this case, we’ve decided not to go ahead with a protected cycle lane because the alterations required to install the cycleway were not supported by the community.

“A large number of people, including residents, business owners, cyclists who use the route, and staff and students at the Grimsby Institute, completed the most recent survey, and I’d like to thank you for your comments.”

Had it been approved the new cycle lane would have run between Bargate and Peaks Parkway.

The council says it will continue to look at alternative locations for a cycle lane in order to improve cyclist safety along this route.

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