Support so far

The petition to support this cycle path has signatures from people in Newton Abbot, Totnes and the surrounding villages, as well as across the South West, and beyond.

If you believe in sustainable, accessible, healthy transport solutions for all, please sign our petition and help make this happen.

So far we have secured the support of:

The support shown by local schools has been overwhelming and in all cases, has been for the preferred Route 3, using the partially public funded footbridge that currently only accesses the South Devon Steam Railway and the Rare Breeds Farm.

It is great to see that all the local education establishments intuitively understand and support the cycle-path scheme, a scheme that so clearly affects their pupils, both in the present – increasing their ability to access local facilities and public transport, safely and without relying on lifts from parents – and also in the future, educating the next generation and helping reduce the reliance on fossil fuel based transportation.

We also have been given the following statement from Sustrans, the :

“Sustrans urges the completion of National Cycle Route 2 between Newton Abbot and Totnes by Devon County Council as soon as sufficient resources can be made available. We recognise that most of this route will be on minor roads and therefore requires only modest resources to implement, but that the route into Totnes would need to cross the river Dart close to the town. The only safe on road route available for NCN2 is via Staverton bridge and Huxham’s Crosss, which effectively bypasses Totnes as well as missing out villages such as Littlehempston.

Of the various options for a river crossing and connecting routes identified by us and roughly costed by DCC, making use of the existing footbridge to the steam railway company’s station and providing security measures at the station and neighbouring property remains the most attractive and cost- effective option. We strongly urge the landowners and Devon County Council to try and overcome the issues that have so far  prevented an agreed design and management of this proposed route, and to identify resources for achieving it as soon as possible. Both Totnes and Newton Abbot are towns benefiting from 3 local sustainable transport fund awards to Devon County Council for projects up to March 2015 and this route would be a fitting addition to the local network and aid the aspirations of all these projects”.

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