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Green's Stuart Jeffery condemns KCC for ignoring needs of pedestrians and cyclists

14 January 2014
by Alan Smith

Stuart Jeffery finds his way blocked

Stuart Jeffery finds his way blocked

Four out of five underpasses used by pedestrians and cyclists in Maidstone remain closed this week.

They are still flooded nearly three weeks after the Medway burst its banks, blocking the only cycle path between East and West Maidstone.

Kent County Council said it was unsure when they could be re-opened.

Stuart Jeffery, the Green Party parliamentary candidate for the town, said: “Maidstone is perhaps the most dangerous place in Kent for pedestrians and cyclists.

“The fact that cyclists are still unable to cross from one side of the river to the other in safely three weeks after the floods is unbelievable.

“Pedestrians are taking their lives into their own hands crossing the gyratory by the Broadway Shopping Centre and near Drakes.”

Mr Jeffery said: “KCC always concentrates on the roads. They are once again ignoring the needs of people who do not have cars. “

Only one subway, connecting the High Street with the south side of the south bridge is open.

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