Cycling and Sustainable Travel in Nuneaton and Beyond

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"Welcome to Warwickshire" with a bicycle

Warwickshire Approves its LCWIP

Warwickshire County Council has voted to approve its new Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan, in the Cabinet session held on 15 February 2024. The detailed plan, in development since 2022, sets out the County Council’s vision for walking, wheeling, and cycling.

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Mark Harper MP - Official portrait from UK Parliament (https://members.parliament.uk/member/1520/portrait)

Road violence vs dog violence

Secretary of State for Transport, Mark Harper MP, has responded to my concerns regarding the government’s differing response to road violence vs dog violence – but fails to address that substantive point.

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A fenced off short stub of pathway between an old canal bridge and a main path. The stub is about 1.6m wide and flanked with metal railings. Two barriers are in the path, arranged in a chicane style.

Who cares about accessibility?

[Video] A new public path installed on a Nuneaton industrial site by Baytree Logistics Developments appears to fail minimum design and accessibility standards thanks to a 1.6m wide branch flanked with railings and blocked with chicane barriers.

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A photograph of Coventry City Centre

Coventry City-Centre e-Cycling Ban

Following its consultation on proposals back in September, Coventry City Council confirmed last month its intention to ban e-cycles (and e-scooters) from the pedestrianised city centre. We now have greater clarity on that prohibition where the wording of the PSPO led to a number of questions.

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Cycling along the A47 Long Shoot in Nuneaton, a 40mph, as a lorry passes at a safe distance.

Warwickshire PAUSES Nuneaton cycle schemes

Warwickshire County Council has stated that it is pausing development of its often-delayed Long Shoot Cycle Scheme and its Hinckley Road scheme in Nuneaton. The reasoning for this decision has been attributed both to levels of community support and a funding shortfall.

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Person riding a bicycle at night, dressed in a high-visibility long-sleeved jacket and rainbow-striped socks. Image by Richard Masoner / Cyclelicious (Creative Commons CC BY-SA 2.0 DEED) - https://flic.kr/p/qHkNvC

Be Safe Be Seen: The sop to road safety

It’s that time of year again when so-called road safety organisations start trotting out their “Be Safe Be Seen” and similar campaigns, telling everyone outside of motor vehicles that they must dress up especially to help drivers see them – a common road safety sop that avoids addressing the source of danger, removes drivers from…

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A47 Long Shoot, Nuneaton (West Bound). On the left is a town boundary sign. A pedestrian island is visible in the middle of the road, presenting as a pinch point.

Another Delay to the Long Shoot Route

The wait for construction on Warwickshire’s high quality cycle scheme alongside the A47 Long Shoot in Nuneaton continues as the local authority has confirmed another delay to the project. While the scheme is still expected to proceed, it is now hoped that construction on the 1.4km route will begin early in 2024.

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