Greg held a meeting with representatives of Highways England, Kent County Council, Tunbridge Wells Borough Council and Tunbridge Wells Bicycle Users’ Group today, to address the issue of safety along the new section of the A21 and its cycle path.
The recent space of accidents at Castle Hill has been attributed to surface water running across the dual carriageway. Highways England have now introduced temporary changes to drainage and have committed to implement a permanent solution following design works. The meeting also agreed on the need to install a safety barrier between more of the A21 and the cycle path, and to improve the crossings where the A21 meets Longfield Road and at the Pembury Hospital turn off.
Following the meeting Greg said: “I am pleased that Highways England are taking seriously the issue of surface water and they must act quickly to work with the contractor to find a permanent solution to the issue and provide greater barrier protection for cyclists.”