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Improving dangerous road is dangerous apparently

One of the issues that Bill, Tony and myself highlighted when campaigning during the local elections for Dane Valley was the issue of Broadley Road which parents tell me is the main route for their children to travel to Dane Court, Charles Dickens and St Georges schools from the Millmead estate. The road is unsurfaced and the area under the low bridge often develops a significant and impassable body of water when it is wet.

According to a press release sent to my inbox four days ago At Thursday evenings Thanet Joint Transport Board meeting Cllr Sandra Hart pleaded with highways officers, district and county councillors not to enlarge an accident black spot through a proposed cycle path planned to run between Dane Valley estate and the main St Peter's Road.

The argument is that the junction would be dangerous if the road was improved as it would be used. This seems to ignore the fact that it is used ans that the entire road is dangerous as it stands. The argument that paragraph 2.4 in the highway officers report says that there is a accident risk if the road is maintained for cars and other traffic would also apply if a bicycle route were implemented still does not address the fact that it is currently used as a bicycle route anyway.

Surely the answer is to find a solution to the potential danger rather than force children from the estate to go to school via a mud track that could present a very real risk of death by drowning (In kid you not).

Does Cllr Sandra Hart take her responsibility to Dane Valley (of which Millmead is a substantial part) so lightly that she refuses to act in it's best interest?

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