At a meeting on 14 November 2020, Wheelrights Routes Group passed the following motion about the Council’s proposed scheme:
Wheelrights agrees that a new bike route be constructed along Mayals Road to link the foreshore bike path with a future South Gower (GAP) route across Clyne Common. They agree with many of the Council`s plans, including Shared Use Paths (SUPs) at the bottom and top ends, and having raised platforms over minor junctions. However they oppose the current hybrid track plans.
This note gives reasons why the hybrid paths are unacceptable. Details of the deliberations can be found in the notes of the Routes Group meetings from 1 August onwards on the Newsletters/Notes page. These include a key meeting on 3 September when two Wheelrights members met with Alan Ferris, Swansea Council's officer reponsible for the design. Also relevant is a proposal for a link from the lower part of Mayals Road to the Blackpill Toucan crossing which Wheelrights prepared before they were aware of the Council's plans.
Subsequent developments: On 28 November 2020 Wheelrights Chair, John Sayce, emailed a proposal to Swansea Cabinet member Cllr Mark Thomas suggesting one of options 1-3 on this Wheelrights alternatives map. This was rejected by Alan Ferris. Following this David Naylor on behalf of Cycling UK emailed Alan Ferris a proposal for one or other of options 4 & 5. This South side only plan describes Option 5. (Option 4 is similar except that it involves a cycle track rather than a SUP.) No reply has been received. Subsequently DN came up with this variation. It makes off-road provision for inexperienced cyclists on the north side but in a different way to options 1-3. It could be added to the S. side plan later. It is currently being considered and has not been submitted to the Council.
On 1 February a meeting of residents was held on Zoom. It was decided to write to Swansea Councillors and this Letter was sent on 10th February.
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