This will add to the amount of anti cycling drivers. It cuts off a main escape route out of Harrogate town centre via Victoria Ave. and will add load onto the Prince of Wales roundabout and to top of Station Parade junction with the Stray.
It will end up being dangerous to pedestrians and children if they walk etc on the road of Beech Grove. It’s effectively changing that section of road into a play area.
They will disengage brains as they do and are all over the place. Abbey Road in Knaresborough is an example of this. Lived there and cycled it from 1970 to 2005.
The only time that I ride my bike into Harrogate is to visit one of the 3 bike shops. Yes I use the Greenway but stay clear of the town centre. Why, no secure cycle parking/ garages.