DCC’s more detailed route study was commenced in May 2012 but has not yet been concluded. We understand that this study is not being given a high priority because DCC consider that there is little prospect of any funding being available in the next several years to develop the path. We realise of course that funding is very tight but we still question whether DCC have their priorities right – and we remain very concerned about the prospect of a fatality on the A381. Note the recent serious accident reported in the Totnes Times on 14th Dec 2012, which really must act as a wake-up call. Bringing our preferred route over the footbridge into operation would cost approx £300k according to DCC. Isn’t this a price worth paying to save a life?
We will post fuller status update early in the New Year.
Happy Christmas, and cycle safe!
Totnes-Littlehempston Cycle Path team