Surrey withdraws dangerous cycle path following barrage of complaints

Cycle lane, Epsom Road, Leatherhead

Following complaints from the Mole Valley Cycling Forum that a new cycling facility was unsafe, Surrey County Council say they are  withdrawing the cycle path on Epsom Road, Leatherhead,  while planners and designers go back to the drawing board.

The 300-metre long two-way path on the pavement was featured on this website. In places it was  too narrow for even one bike width and resembled a slalom course, with  its 18 lampposts, traffic lights, railings and no waiting signs cyclists had to weave around.

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Keith Bingham joined the Cycling Weekly team in the summer of 1971, and retired in 2011. During his time, he covered numerous Tours de France, Milk Races and everything in-between. He was well known for his long-running 'Bikewatch' column, and played a pivotal role in fighting for the future of once at-threat cycling venues such as Hog Hill and Herne Hill Velodrome.