Category: Interest: Regional

Articles of interest to the wider Midlands area (e.g., Birmingham, Coventry, Leicester etc)

Access road secured with a closed yellow metal gate

Council agree to replace inaccessible barrier

In May this year, Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council started shutting an inaccessible barrier across the access road to its Museum and Art Gallery/Registry Office and main town centre park, Riversley Park. This created an obstruction on a National Cycle Network route. Now, the Council have agreed to implement an accessible solution!

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College Street Footpath

Foot and cycleway improvements planned – but what about standards?

It has been reported in the local news that following the acquisition of a small piece of land from Nuneaton’s George Eliot Hospital, the County Council will press on with developing improvements to a short length of path that will be able to better accommodate walking and cycling. But there’s a catch. According to the report, a Council spokesperson talks about “creating a shared footway cycleway” – not ideal for either user and not demonstrating best standards.

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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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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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THIS IS AN EMERGENCY!

The warnings about climate change have been sounding for decades and in recent years and months those warnings have begun turning into reality with extreme weather and cascading events. Now, a new report from the IPCC is out and it is clear we are in trouble – we are at the point of irreversible changes which can lead to devestating

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NBBC LCWIP Comments Map (© MapBox/OpenStreetMap)

Have Your Say: Improving Walking and Cycling in Warwickshire (Closed)

Warwickshire County Council is looking for your comments on where you think improvements could be made to aid walking and cycling for local journeys. Over the past few weeks, and with a deadline of 09 July 2021, people across the county have been plotting their opinions on a map of Warwickshire, broken down by borough. Have your thoughts been captured?

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Goodyers End Lane, Bedworth

The Safety Impact of Road Design Choices

The decisions made by highways authorities have a huge impact on how roads are used – whether they are motor-dominant traffic sewers that are hostile to everyone bar some motorists, or attractive places that accommodate everyone and contribute towards safer travel. Historically, many authorities have been driven by the apparant need to move car traffic through an area as quickly

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