Cycle path to be investigated
A 40mph “buffer” speed limit on the B1224 approach to the east end of Rufforth village is to be established. The planned changes, aimed at helping cyclists, have been opposed by the Police who describe them as “inappropriate”
An off-road cycle link between the village and the bridleway adjoining the B1224 to the east is also being investigated.
As we predicted in 2012, the Council has failed to secure its original preferred route for part of the cycle track and cyclists currently use the busy B1224 for part of its length.
The decision on the cycle route was a controversial one with an alternative (via current rights of way across part of the airfield and an established bridleway to link to Grange Lane) offering a shorter route for many journeys.
However both options failed to deal convincingly with access across the A1237 (northern by pass)
The speed limit plans were agreed at a behind closed doors decision session
A map showing the plans can be found by clicking here