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Save Leazes Footbridge, Durham City

We the undersigned petition the Council to further explore the repair and replacement options for Leazes Footbridge, until a workable solution is found, and to make a functioning footbridge a top priority.

This ancient route/gateway into the City directly connecting Upper and Lower Gilesgate is of immense importance. The current diversion at traffic lights across the A690 is dangerous and a lengthy diversion, completely at odds with existing Council Duties and Policies. These include:
Encouraging walking into and out of the City, and to and from school
Supporting older people, vulnerable adults and
people with disabilities
Improving air quality
Supporting independent businesses on Claypath, in Gilesgate, Belmont and Carrville.

Durham County Council has stated:
" We want to continue to add years to life by reducing avoidable deaths; to add health to
life by reducing disability and disease; and to add life to years by enhancing quality of
life and to see our communities thrive. " - so find a option and save the Leazes Footbridge, Durham City.

This ePetition ran from 06/02/2024 to 14/06/2024 and has now finished.

766 people signed this ePetition.