We know this footpath in Brigg was there in the very early 1960s because we used it often as a child. It may well date back to the 1950s when the Springbank housing estate was being developed by Brigg Urban District Council.
The walkway runs from South View/Atkinson Avenue, between The Hawthorns (Brigg Town FC) and The Rec to East Parade/Central Square.
The surface is kept in very good order by North Lincolnshire Council for the benefit of folk on foot and also those pushing, or using, buggies.
However, we can't explain the absence of black and white metal No Cycling signs - once a feature at the entrances.
They were put up in the era of Brigg UDC, which rightly felt that cyclists travelling at speed might not mix well with pedestrians, especially where hedges block the view near several sharp corners.
Should No Cycling signs be re-introduced? Or, if the authorities are now happy for pedal power to share the path, could that be made clear to approaching riders?
|Brigg Rec is behind the hedge on the left and Brigg Town FC is to the right of the path|
|A picture we took last September showing the entrance where a No Cycling was once prominent.|