A26 Cycle Way plan dropped by County Hall

Pam Mills

Kent County Council has gone back on proposals, declaring the A26 section ‘not wide enough’ for an additional cycle lane and ‘not suitable’ for a 20mph zone.

The authority has also said other sections along the Tunbridge Wells – Tonbridge bypass will not be constructed, including a section along St John’s Road – where on-street parking would have been lost.

It means the original vision of creating a complete path for cyclists to safely use will now not happen.
Tunbridge Wells resident Marguerita Morton wrote on Twitter: “This is a big disappointment after all those years of planning and designing the route.”

Proposals for a shared cycle route and footpath on the A26 from Birchwood Avenue to Mabledon, created by widening the existing footpath, have also been dropped.

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