I would like to raise a very serious concern I have regarding the roads in and around Bo'ness.
This complaint is not regarding the state of these roads although to be fair some of them are in a terrible state! no the concern I have is regarding the lack of cycle routes in and around Bo'ness.
Having bought into the Labour governments "Cycle to work" scheme I took advantage of a tax free purchase on a new mountain bike. According to the scheme the bike should be used primarily for use to and from work. However if I do try to ride from Bo'ness to Grangemouth all I seem to be doing is taking my life in my hands every single journey!
The lack of a dedicated cycle lane causes real issues for any cyclist travelling this particular road.
There have been several serious accidents on this road involving cyclists and even sadly a fatality some years ago.
What have our Council done to address this issue?.........nothing!!
We get a poorly lit road that carries a national speed limit of 60mph on a carriageway that is full of potholes, a rough muddy "path" that you cannot possible consider as a safer alternative due to the state of it! infact the path is a hazard to the pedestrians who bravely use it on occasions! We see money being spent on roundabouts on the Lauriston by-pass road yet we see no money being spent on upgrading a dangerous road that has claimed several lives of the last few years.
Why is this Falkirk Council?
I dont want words I want action on upgrading this road!