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    Widdler
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    So there are now less potholes in the causeway than on Ringinglow Rd next to Lady Canning's Plantation!

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    Widdler
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    I really don't see what the problem is. How long do you think that surface will stay smooth? Houndkirk is back to it's normal pitted state only about a year since the mountain bikers were moaning about that being re-surfaced. Meanwhile I shall enjoy riding my touring bike down what is after all legally classified as a Byway Open to All Traffic. We all know where the legal challenge came from of course and the sooner the legal status of the Long Causeway is changed so that motorised users can be banned, the better.

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    The problem is the precedent of the destruction and levelling of an ancient byway in an arbitrary and unsympathetic way that's totally out of keeping with its location.

    You're right of course that the repair won't last, particularly once motorised traffic gets on it, you only have to look at Chapel Gate which was resurfaced last year and is already falling to bits a few months after it was reopened to 4x4s thanks to a combination of use and water erosion and the Roych Track which is similarly eroding badly after being repaired a few years back, but that's not really the point.

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