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Comments on "Ottery's Silver Street set to re-open by Christmas"

1. At 07:46 pm on 02th Oct Kathryn Startup wrote:

I walk my dog through the town most days. I live near the football club, and obviously have to pass through Silver Street to get to the river, which is our favourite walk. On Saturday afternoon, as I turned the corner by Coles, my small dog was nearly run over by a cyclist. He carried on into the square, closely followed by his partner who was also still on her bike and cycling on the pavement. She nearly hit me.
Today whilst walking the same route, I encountered yet another cyclist who hadn’t bothered to dismount.
I feel that something needs to be done to stop this before someone gets seriously hurt. I appreciate, that the road closure is a nuisance to enthusiastic cyclists, but riding on a narrow pavement is not the answer.
I hope you may be able to speak to someone who can implement a safety measure before an elderly less agile person ends up injured.
Many thanks
Kathryn Startup