Residents have recently commented to me about the new footpath being constructed round the building site at the old Homebase in Riverside Drive, where flats are to be constructed.
It is correctly being built at the ‘road’ side to avoid the public safety concerns about the old claustrophobic pathway that previously ran at the ‘railway’ side, but residents have raised concerns that the new footpath at the road side is both narrow and has been built right against the (extremely busy) road edge. There is already a little bit of existing footpath at the road edge just past (east) the entrance to Tesco but it is wider and very short.
I have asked the City Council to confirm if this is to be the permanent footpath? I have echoed to the City Council the views of local residents who feel that, from a safety perspective, it would be much better if this pavement was back off the road a bit.