Cycling across the county is being beefed up.
Two years ago, the line into Dawlish was making headway:
Dawlish businesses to benefit as cycle trail extends into town | News centre
It's now doing very well as part of the Exe Trail:
Dawlish to Exeter - Execycle - Exe Trail - Cycling in Devon
Exe Estuary Cycle Trail NCN2 - Dawlish Warren
In other words, it takes time to put together and to make happen.
This is all about 'infrastructure':
Sustainable urban infrastructure - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
At the Town Council meeting on Monday, Councillors considered the District Council's proposals for infrastructure - which projects to support and which needed the finance to make them happen:
Futures Forum: Community Infrastructure Levy projects for housing and economic growth to be considered at Town Council: Monday 9th January
Town Council Meetings - Sidmouth Town Council
And one area in particular which was discussed at length was infrastructure provided by cycle paths.
A report ensued on the Streetlife website:
Streetlife | £12m infrastructure plan for Sidmouth
The Sidmouth-Feniton route has also been long in the making:
Futures Forum: Devon Cycling Strategy: agreed... but 'it will need to be more targeted and selective about which projects it invests in'
Futures Forum: Cycling: comments needed on Sidmouth-Feniton path
Futures Forum: Cycling: Sustrans publishes Sidmouth to Feniton study: further press reports