Lack of planning

MY husband and I are cyclists and have always encouraged our four children to walk or cycle rather than use the car. We watched incredulously when the Jubilee playing fields were constructed with no pavements or cycle paths made to reach them. I have ofte

MY husband and I are cyclists and have always encouraged our four children to walk or cycle rather than use the car.

We watched incredulously when the Jubilee playing fields were constructed with no pavements or cycle paths made to reach them.

I have often cycled past and had cars passing me at great speed and dangerously close. Even as an experienced cyclist, I found crossing the A141 to go to Huntingdon town centre terrifying.

I have many times observed pedestrians, sometimes with small children in pushchairs, bravely trying to cross the A141 so that they can watch the children play football at Jubilee playing fields, especially on a Sunday morning.

We must be the only European country to allow such appalling planning and lack of consideration for pedestrians and cyclists.

My deepest sympathy goes out to the parents and family of Warren Hay.

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SARAH CARLYLE, Mill Road, Wistow

* IN a tragic week when we saw the death of a young man knocked down on his way to a local football ground, will the powers that be finally take note and move back the football pitches of Huntingdon and Godmanchester into their respective towns and within safe walking distance.

The siting of football pitches on dangerous roads with no footpaths is scandalous and without any thought. In an age where we are trying to encourage people, especially young, to participate in sport, why is something as easy as placing football pitches within safe walking distances of housing areas so difficult to comprehend?

Do not let the loss of this young man's life go in vain. Move the pitches back into towns and stop the greed at selling amenity land for housing or business developments.

DEBRA PARKER-SEALE, East Street, Huntingdon

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