Road surveyors are currently working in the Park as part of investigations in to a potential new cycle route. This will run alongside the A3, adjacent to the southbound carriageway from the Park Centre to Petersfield.

A cycleway already exists running south from the Park to Clanfield. This has been in place for a number of years and is very well used.

The A3 carries an estimated 47,000 vehicles each day and where it goes through the Butser cutting there is currently no provision for cyclists who are forced to use the hard-shoulder.

This situation effectively prevents mountain bikers wanting to cycle in to the Park from the north, and road cyclists and commuters who are wanting to pass by from either direction.

In a month that has seen both Bradley Wiggins knocked off his bike, and Shane Sutton the GB Cycling Team coach involved in a serious road traffic accident, anything that makes cyclists safer and promotes greater use is important.

There is an e-petition which has been set up by the Cyclists Touring Club which can be found at…

http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/cycle-route-through-a3-butser-cutting.html

 

For more information about the the CTC and their campaigning work with regard to road safety go to www.ctc.org.uk

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