Cyclist renews his yellow line plea for road in Colwyn Bay


Annie Roberts

A CYCLIST who has been calling on the council for more than a year to place yellow lines on a road in Colwyn Bay has said enough is enough.

Colin Shepheard (pictured), of Rhos on Sea, has been asking council chiefs since last March to place double yellows on one side of Marine Road – which runs under the rail line and connects Colwyn Bay promenade to Prince’s Drive.

Mr Shepheard, aged 70, was almost knocked off his bike by a minibus on the section of the road last year and also suffered a near miss on Sunday (April 9).

He is now calling on the council to start works as soon as possible to avoid any further accidents.

Mr Shepheard said: “I nearly got killed on Sunday. Are they waiting for someone to be killed before something is done about this problem? I’m frightened that someone is going to get knocked off their bike before something is done.

“Now that section of the prom has been reopened into two-way traffic, it is a nightmare and the traffic is worse. I’m not the only person that has had problems.

“There were 10 parked cars there at the weekend and you can’t get round the cars with a bike or a pram. Emergency services couldn’t get round the vehicles if they tried either.”

Conwy Council have confirmed that yellow lines will be placed on Marine Road and that work is due to start this month to place the road markings under that section of the bridge.

A spokesperson for Conwy Council said: “The Environment, Roads and Facilities Service has confirmed that: The legal process to introduce the proposed parking restrictions was completed on March 7 2017. Road marking contractors have been engaged and will carry out the work next month (April).”

The council were unable to confirm a date of when the work would be commencing prior to the Pioneer going to press.

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