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Safety fears halt prom cycle way
Cyclists generic
Alternative cycle routes will now be looked at in Llandudno
Safety fears have prompted councillors to dismiss a plan to run a cycle track along the promenade in Llandudno.

Conwy council officers will now review the situation and look at other routes through the town.

Councillor Phillip Evans said most cyclists wanted to make their own way around the town anyway, rather than all travel on a track to the same place.

One local cyclist Mike Burns said he was disappointed as the track would have created a safe place for children.

At present cycle tracks end on the outskirts of the town, at Craig y Don on one side and at West Shore on the other. The promenade cycle path would have linked the two.

"No decision had been taken previously about the route of the cycle track through Llandudno - (the route) along the promenade was one option," said county councillor Phillip Evans.

For cycling in general this is quite a blow
Mike Burns, cyclist

"After a health and safety assessment it was decided by councillors on the council's cabinet that it was inappropriate to mix pedestrians with cyclists."

Mr Evans said that another idea had been to remove the flower beds along the front to make more room, but it was felt that this would mean the loss of an attractive feature.

Cyclist Mike Burns said he was "personally, bitterly disappointed."

He said: "Although I am more involved in racing - which we can't do along a cycle track because of the speeds involved - for cycling in general this is quite a blow.

"This would have provided a nice safe environment for youngsters to cycle."

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