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Grantham Journal letter: Motorbikes did not ruin this byway

Concrete bollards and dragon's teeth have been installed to stop vehicles using the The Drift illegally.

Concrete bollards and dragon's teeth have been installed to stop vehicles using the The Drift illegally.

Reference the story ‘Zero tolerance for those who destroy Viking Way wildlife’ (Journal, July 11).

As a member of the Trail Riding Fellowship (TRF) who ride legal motorbikes on legal Byways Open to All Traffic (BOAT), I was appalled at some of the comments aimed at motorcyclists, and what the Journal fails to mention is that this stretch is a BOAT that now has a Traffic Road Order (TRO) in place banning mechnically propelled vehicles.

As you can clearly see from the two pictures that accompany the article, there is no evidence of damage caused by motorbikes and also visible are the wide grass verges which could have incorporated a footpath.

Instead we have these hideous concrete bollards. Why the council could not have left the road as a road and let the flowers, birds, insects etc share the verges is beyond me.

Neville Cooke

Treasurer of Lincs TRF

 

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