Tag: Nuneaton

Handlebar view looking across a new road junction with a toucan crossing.

Narrated Quick Look: A New Shared Use Path and Toucan Crossing

A quick look at the new junction that has been installed on the A47 Long Shoot, Nuneaton, and the new bit of (as yet unconnected) shared use space and toucan crossing. This will eventually form part of a broader high quality cycle route on the A47, though this specific junction predates the plans for the cycle scheme – hence the lower quality design.

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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 and the project subject to delays – not helped by another road junction scheme that was subject to its own overruns. Now, the Council has provided further comment in response to a new request for information.

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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 especially so when waiting to

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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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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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A yellow barrier across an accesss road to Nuneaton's Registry Office. To the left of the barrier are two black bollards. There is a pavement to the left of the road, and a grass buffer between the two. Next to the barrier is a sign that reads "Barrier will be closed at 5pm".

Council Shuts the Gate on Cycle Route

Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council has announced on social media that it will begin securing an access road against motor traffic outside of the opening hours of Nuneaton’s Registry Office. At 5pm every night, a gate will be shut, closing off the road leading from the ring road. However, this access road also forms part of a safe off-road cycle route between the town centre and the Whitestone area of town – part of National Cycle Network Route 52.

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Riversley Park Footbridge

New bridge for Nuneaton’s Riversley Park

As part of wider planned improvements to Nuneaton’s main park, the existing wooden footbridge that crosses the River Anker between the Museum and Sainsbury’s is set to be replaced. A new, wider structure will open up the route for pedestrians and cyclists where currently riding cycles is legally questionable and space to do so is extremely limited.

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Railway Themed K-Frame Barrier on Weddington Walk

NBBC – Remove Your Restrictions!

With Sustrans wanting to improve its National Cycle Network including through the removal of discriminatory obstructions that hinder legitimate access, it would be nice if Nuneaton & Bedworth Borough Council would get on board with improving the sections of routes that it controls. Too many obstructions exist on the likes of Weddington Walk, Wembrook Trail, and access to the Coventry

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