Tonight is the BaNES Cycle Forum. With the new administration finding its feet, the forum is evolving and as such the new agenda has also evolved to accommodate a more pro-active approach to identifying issues and developing new routes. Expect the forum to become very much a way of driving the programme of Cycle infrastructure delivery. If you are reading this, your input is vital to the future direction BaNES will take.
Cycle Bath hold open public meetings. Please feel free to come along and raise issues.
For this one we’ll be meeting outside Laura Place at 7pm (Great Pulteney Street Fountain) and, topically, cycling along the towpath.
Our monthly meeting where we discuss cycling in and around Bath. Focus this evening is probably going to focus around Cllr Tony Clarke’s comments at the Cycle Forum and the recent abolishment of the Cycle Champion.
An issue we also have to do discuss is Colin Reece asserting the the 675k upgrade of the Larkhall to Towpath ramp and the towpath out to Bathampton is to be delivered this year. This completely ignores all the other pieces (toucans etc) that Cycle Bath has proposed to create a child friendly network from Batheaston/Bathampton/Larkhall/Snowhill into the city centre. I have expressed that a relaying of the current surface is “good enough” if it gives us all the other pieces that create a good network.
7pm at the Griffin, tonight, Sunday the 17th of May.
Hope to see you there.
As you may be aware the council hosts the excellent, informative, and sometimes raucous BaNES Cycle forum. This one is quite interesting because Cllr Nigel Roberts will be detailing:
- The £3,800,000 Cycle City Ambition Fund that Bath has won and how it is to be spent over the coming 3 years, with a particular focus on year 1. Expect to have the following explained in detail:
- Kennet & Avon Canal tow path. To enhance the traffic free route into central Bath along the tow path by upgrading the surface and widening the path for 2.44km along the NCN4 cycle route to benefit cyclists and pedestrians. This includes the path between Grosvenor Bridge and the tow path. Estimated cost £675,000.
- Halfpenny Bridge. To widen the bridge, or construct a new bridge alongside the existing structure, to span the River Avon and link up the Bath Spa Rail Station with Rossiter Road for cyclists. Estimated cost £1.82m.
- Locksbrook Railway Bridge. To provide a new crossing for pedestrians and cyclists over the River Avon, linking the Railway Path and Two Tunnels. Estimated cost £1.3m.
- The £400,000 Local Sustainability Transport Fund spend for the 2015/2016 year within the county.
For those people asking why Halfpenny Bridge is going to cost £1.82m this is where to why. (Hint it’s not just sorting out the bridge but the connections from Widcombe to the City for cycling).
Facebook event here or just turn up at the Guildhall on Tuesday the 10th, for 6pm and get stuck in!
This month meeting to be held in the Kings Arms on Sunday 21st at 7pm .
Parking bike is quite easy in the outside very visible area.
They do amazing huge pizzas if that is your thing.