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Major shift in transport use 'unrealistic' – council

By Cornish Guardian  |  Posted: February 12, 2014

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BODMIN Town Council believes that a significant shift to walking, cycling and public transport in the town is "unrealistic".

A core strategy within the regeneration proposals is to revitalise town centre trading and address air quality issues by incorporating a new transport strategy.

The two town centre transportation options are part of this strategy but Cornwall Council also plans to create conditions for more people to make use of sustainable travel methods such as walking, cycling or bus use.

Bodmin Town Council believes this is desirable yet unrealistic and stresses the need to explore "other solutions". This includes the re-examination of the requirement for a northern relief road, to enable traffic coming off the A30 at Callywith to bypass the town and allow motorists to exit at Dunmere Road, thus solving issues on Dennison Road.

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  • NanoRuler  |  February 17 2014, 4:43PM

    @ 10thattempt - where in Plymouth is the 3km new cycle path costing £3 million?

  • 10thattempt  |  February 12 2014, 10:53AM

    About time someone in authority admitted that once you've bought a car and are spending hundreds of pounds a month on VED, insurance, servicing, and most of all depreciation, you're not going to leave it at home and stand at a bus stop for 10 mins to spend another £2.50 per day getting to work. Compare this to Plymouth who are spending £3million for 3km of new cycle path this year (yes, that is £1000 per metre), which is several times what they're spending on repairing the roads used by 99% of the travelling public. Common sense like that almost makes it worth moving to Cornwall.

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  • DipStick  |  February 12 2014, 10:22AM

    "BODMIN Town Council believes that a significant shift to walking, cycling and public transport in the town is "unrealistic".". What's this? Common sense from a council??? DS

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  • josdave  |  February 12 2014, 9:45AM

    So Bodmin Council want to see more lazy people clogging up the streets and polluting the town? What a stupid statement.

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