A428 Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet Road Improvement scheme

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A428 Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet Road Improvement scheme

Received 07 June 2021
From Rosemary Neale

Representation

I live in close proximity to the current bridge over the A428. I own 4 horses, three of which I drive (ie in a carriage) and one is ridden by my [Redacted] year old granddaughter. We never use the current bridge as it is too dangerous with traffic travelling too fast but would use it to get to the bridleway network around Roxton if it were to be made safer by having a horse height parapet and ideally making the proposed cycleway into a bridleway. Currently we have little or no off road riding and often fear for our lives with the traffic travelling far too fast on our country roads - if this is to include HGV traffic using the road bridge to get to the A! then we are effectively marooned in our property. There are many horse riders and owners (mainly women) in this area and national statistics show that many more cyclists are men so you are effectively discriminating against the female population who wish to take part in their preferred form of exercise.