Category: Interest: Local

Articles with a focus on Nuneaton, Bedworth and the immediate surrounding area.

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 the equation, and offers minimal benefits.

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Separated bidirectional cycleway in Coventry. A floating bus-stop is on the left of the image.

Video: Coventry’s Binley Cycleway

Take a look at Coventry’s newest separated cycleway running from the University Hospital to just outside of the City Centre. Although this is a roughly 3.4 mile (5.4km) route, it does currently have a gap of about 0.7 miles (1.1km) along Clifford Bridge Road where infrastructure is yet to be built.

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A worn, painted bicycle sign on a narrow cycle lane in Coventry

Coventry City Centre Cycle Ban Proposal

A proposal has been raised by Coventry City Council to ban cycling and riding e-scooters through the pedestrianised city centre. The idea, which will involve an amendment to an existing Public Space Protection Order (PSPO), comes in response to concerns about dangerous and inconsiderate riding in pedestrianised spaces. It is now out for consultation allowing the public to have their say.

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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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