And folk talk about wasting money.
It baffles me why DCC couldn't have started lowering the ground further back into the site, therefore removing the need for any steps at all! It is not like they are strapped for room! It would have just meant the other path would have merged nearer the mid point of the current path and not closer to the exit. Bikes are catered for, but wheelchairs and buggies the most likely users appear to be not, so what is the point of doing a half job, since able bodied people had no issue using the steps, so the only gainers are the cyclists, who will more than likely still insist on using the road! It is a shame they do not use the common sense they were born with, to provide something truely usable by all. It is the lawn all over again, what did the town really get for all that money, less parking spaces and all the paths replaced by yellow paving slabs which show every mark and no extra space outside the cafes for attracting visitors to sit outside and enjoy the view. Let's put it this way, a private firm would be made to design access for all users, so what gives DCC the right to ignore part of the community and get away with it!
The skate boarders will love the down hill section so it will get some use.
Perhaps the points made by Barbarawils about access for all should be made known to Devon County Council and to our Dawlish county councillor, John Clatworthy?
I also can't see how the proposed route down the steps will be of any use for those cyclists who have a trailer behind them with a kiddywink in it.
The steps will be half slope for cyclists and half steps for pedestrians.And as per my previous post a long downhill run for skate boarders.