Cycling and Sustainable Travel in Nuneaton and Beyond

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A new shared-use path at a significant junction, crossed by a toucan crossing offset to the left from the line of the path.

The Long Wait for the Long Shoot Cycle Scheme

It has been over a year since Warwickshire County Council last responded to a request for an update on the cycle scheme to run alongside the A47 Long Shoot in Nuneaton. This 1.4km scheme was originally put out to public consultation in early 2021. Since then, general updates from the local authority have been sparse…

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Handlebar view of a road junction with three lanes - turn left, turn right, and oncoming traffic - travelling in the centre, "turn right" lane.

Cycling Fail for Junction Redesign

In 2022, Warwickshire County Council redesigned the layout of a rural junction near Ansty – and completely failed to provide anything for cycling. Not even painted lanes and advance stop lines (ASLs). In fact, the new layout is arguably worse than it was for cycling northbound across the junction, given that it presents as a…

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Cycle camera view of a main urban road, waiting to turn right to a smaller road. An HGV passes on the left (nearside) as traffic approaches in the opposite direction preventing the turn.

Would you want to cycle here?

This short section of Midland Road in Nuneaton is a link between Stoney Road (and the National Cycle Network) and Stanley Road, a residential area and link through to Stockingford. It’s approximately 160 metres in length but has no cycle facilities. This means using what is a busy main road, intimidating as it is, but…

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Coventry's Coundon Cycleway, a bidirectional route. This image also includes a pedestrian footpath and zebra crossing, a bus stop, and a general traffic road. It therefore illustrates multi-modal transport.

Evaluating Warwickshire’s Local Transport Plan

Warwickshire County Council is refreshing its Local Transport Plan, and for the past couple of months has had its draft version in consultation for people to comment. That consultation ends on 20 November, and I have finally managed to complete a read through of all of the main strategy documents, compiling notes on what I…

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Fiets Podcast 009: What’s in store for 2023?

This time on The Fiets Podcast: A quiet end to the year for my own cycling activities, and looking forward to 2023. Will we see the Longshoot cycle scheme break ground? Will other local schemes continue to develop? And planning to explore new infrastructure in Coventry.

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