Tag: Bedworth

Bedworth Leisure Centre

Does the new Bedworth Physical Activity Hub properly enable sustainable travel?

In the town of Bedworth, plans are well underway to replace its aging leisure centre with a new Physical Activity Hub, a new centre that will offer enhanced services with greater integration into its site on the edge of the Miners’ Welfare Park. With the design comes a stated objective to enable sustainable travel choices – walking/wheeling, cycling, and public transport – but there’s a problem.

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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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Shared use path with foliage to the left and a road name sign labelled "Coventry Road". To the right of the path is the main carriageway when a truck loaded with pipework has just gone past.

State of the Scheme: Nuneaton to Coventry via Bedworth

There is a scheme in Warwickshire to create an active travel corridor between the edge of Nuneaton through Bedworth and down to the border with Coventry – what should be a valuable and obvious backbone route for a cycling network. However, since the approval of funding within the County Council back in November 2019, there has been no public news or update on progress. So, having asked the question, here is an overview of the plan and the state of things as they stand now, two and a half years later.

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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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