Cycle path safety – update

Cycle path safety – update

As has been reported, Devon County Council (DCC) is carrying out a safety audit on the Exe Estuary Trail in Lympstone.  Following the distribution of a leaflet regarding this comments have been collected and collated into a report.  This has been forwarded to DCC.

There are plans to continue recording incidents and near misses – either by email to or in a book(s) held in Shears Cafe and possibly another location (to be confirmed).

One thing that this recent initiative has highlighted is the confusion about the reporting routes and the definitiion of ‘incident’ . In the report to DCC, we defined ‘incident’ as a situation involving physical contact (with or without injury). However, clearly the scale of near-misses is significant (reported by 77% of respondents) and many of these are upsetting and traumatic.  We must try to capture more information on both near misses and incidents – basically, any situations that result in a negative impact on you (whether physical or emotional). We encourage you to use this reporting system and inform other people.

This represents the beginning of a village campaign to get something done – initially there will be a Parish Council meeting on 17th October at 7.30pm in the Committee Room at the Village Hall to discuss the cycle path and, in particular, safety issues.

Love it or hate it – please come along and have your say.

Please take a moment to follow the links below and to make your comments.

Further information about the cycle path is available on the web site Click Here .

To view the flyer click here.

To read a copy of the safety report click here.

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