While I can`t fully endorse Alistair Chaplin`s enthusiasm for the new cycle lane in the Avenue Southampton, it`s marginally better than effectively removing one lane outbound and inbound on Bassett Avenue, a duel carriageway!

This is one of the main arterial routes to and from the city and at peak times this road is chocka both ways and will take a long time to clear adding to greater pollution and frustrated drivers late for work. It is also a major emergency services route.

Come cruise ship revival and match days you can imagine the chaos caused by cycle lanes.

This plan is ill conceived and will make things worse rather than better.

Richard A Jacob