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The Sanctuary in Bedworth's Miners' Welfare Park - a 22 metre high wooden temple-like structure which will be burnt in a ceremony marking the shared losses from the global pandemic.

Lack of Cycle Routes Bites Bedworth

On Saturday 28 May, Bedworth Miners’ Welfare Park plays host to a ceremonial burning as an act of memorial and reflection on the losses caused by the global pandemic. The Sanctuary is a large temple-like wooden structure, intricately carved, and inscribed with handwritten messages of remembrance, and has attracted widespread attention. The event is expected to draw large crowds and as a result, the local Borough Council has warned about road closures and congestion.

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Updated highways design guidance for Warwickshire

Warwickshire County Council has released updated design guidance aimed at developers and designers for the creation of new or improved highways infrastructure. As part of this, the new guidance specifically makes reference to providing good quality cycle links and infrastructure designed in line with the latest guidance from the Department for Transport in LTN 1/20 (or its replacement should it be updated in the future).

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Cycles not welcome in Oxford University Parks

Oxford University Parks demonstrates an anti-cycling stance that goes beyond the usual, where they forbid cycles even from being pushed along paths! The entrance to the park prominently displays a No Cycling sign accompanied with the text, “No cycles whether ridden or not”. This is a petty and unreasonable restriction to a destination park which, whilst it may be private land, is a popular and pleasant green space in the city.

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Riversley Park Footbridge

New bridge for Nuneaton’s Riversley Park

As part of wider planned improvements to Nuneaton’s main park, the existing wooden footbridge that crosses the River Anker between the Museum and Sainsbury’s is set to be replaced. A new, wider structure will open up the route for pedestrians and cyclists where currently riding cycles is legally questionable and space to do so is extremely limited.

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Railway Themed K-Frame Barrier on Weddington Walk

NBBC – Remove Your Restrictions!

With Sustrans wanting to improve its National Cycle Network including through the removal of discriminatory obstructions that hinder legitimate access, it would be nice if Nuneaton & Bedworth Borough Council would get on board with improving the sections of routes that it controls. Too many obstructions exist on the likes of Weddington Walk, Wembrook Trail, and access to the Coventry

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School Run Traffic

Norfolk Gets School Streets – What About Warwickshire?

Norfolk is one of the latest counties to start trialing School Streets – where roads outside school gates are closed to most motor traffic around the school run hours. Schemes can vary in how they’re implemented but have the benefit of making the school journey safer and more attractive for those travelling by foot, scooter, or cycle, and enable some

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Leicester Road Gyratory, Nuneaton

Cycling Afterthought for Leicester Road Changes

The latest plans to be released by Warwickshire County Council for the redevelopment of the Leicester Road Gyratory in Nuneaton (Vicarage Street, Back Street, Leicester Road) have been dubbed as an “ovalabout” in local press. While reports note so-called improvements for cycling, the actual published plan is motor-centric and poor for pedestrians and cyclists, failing to meet minimum standards and providing indirect routes.

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