"The simple provision of a dedicated cycle lane would have made the whole area safer for everyone. The council has neglected to include this in the redevelopment and this just illustrates their lack of vision and their total disregard for the needs of cyclists. It was a wonderful opportunity to have a safe route for cyclists incorporated into the development, but the result is that cyclists have to negotiate a busy and dangerous area. Aberystwyth’s ‘transport gateway’ has become a disincentive to people to use sustainable forms of transport." [Cambrian News]Missed opportunity.
Let's campaign to try and improve at least a few areas, since the Council can't be relied on to do that. There is a proposal to green Aberystwyth's approach road - see this mention in the GAG news page, and watch the video below.
That would be a huge improvement on the current situation!
Talking of trees, the base of the trees in Aberystwyth town centre could have grass, bushes, flowers (the space around the larger trees is certainly big enough). Instead of that the County Council choose horrible blocks of rubber! Urgh, it looks so spartan and unnatural. Another missed opportunity. The County Council would rather spend money on covering soil with chemical compounds (and just put out flowers in pots when the tourists come so they can be hidden away again when they leave). What a waste of money, as well as an eyesore.
new £2.5 million waste of money!
the soil. What a waste.