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B&NES Budget 2015/16 – Headline Numbers for Cycling

From http://democracy.bathnes.gov.uk/mgConvert2PDF.aspx?ID=34441 the key cycling items I could identify are:

Page 11 – £100K to meet the costs of the Council hosting cycling events in 2015/16 including the City Cycle Race Series

Page 20 – £100k of the Corporate Supported Borrowing funds cycling schemes identified from the Sustrans review of cycle networks within the city as outlined in the Getting Around Bath Transport Strategy. The further £1m of Corporate Supported Borrowing will fund additional pedestrian schemes (£400k), additional cycle schemes (£400k) and 20mph scheme adaptations (£200k) Continue reading B&NES Budget 2015/16 – Headline Numbers for Cycling

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Roseberry Place Redevelopment Proposal

For the uninitiated at present this is a light industrial site that lies north of the junction of Bellotts Road and the Lower Bristol Road. Environmentally it is currently pretty uninspiring.

For cyclists the proposal effectively provides an opportunity to start extending the Two Tunnels route to the north, and on Wed 14 Jan 15 myself and two TT committee members attended a presentation given by Deely Freed (DF) in advance of them submitting an outline planning application.

The DF team were all well aware of TT and the Bristol-Bath path and some of them use them on a regular basis. While the footprint they are directly responsible for developing lies inside both paths they are recommending infrastructure that will allow additional elements to be built if and when later development takes place.

In particular:

a.     a toucan crossing into the site from the north end of Bellotts Road
b.     space for ramped access (and steps) up to the approach to the old Midland Rail bridge
c.     a link across Windsor Bridge into the Western Riverside development when the opportunity presents itself.

They were also cognizant of the potential to utilize the wide path across Windsor Bridge which could link in to the riverside path opposite the new Tescos on the Upper Bristol Road (UBR), although they had some reservations about its width. (Evidently no-one knows who owns the bit of path from UBR to the Riverside path which doesn’t entirely help.)

Within the site a pedestrian/cyclist shared use path would run round the back of the site thereby avoiding most vehicular traffic. A bit roundabout but would lead to a nice area overlooking the river. A more direct route would also be available via an access road (for the occasional bin/delivery lorry etc).

The site in question does not include the buildings that abuts north to Windsor Bridge (including BBC Audio Books) which evidently have leases running for another 4 or 5 years and would be part of a later development stage.

According to DF the move of Homebase to this site as a result of the Sainsbury Green Park redevelopment has not been a consideration: draw your own conclusions about Sainsburys Green Park.

All in all we came away fairly happy.

e-images of the display boards and a record of Q&As are being provided which I will post up when I get them, although I’m not sure when that will be.

See also http://westmorelandcommunitynews.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/roseberry-place-proposed-development.html

cycle the city of Bath 2

Cycle the city of Bath 2

Sunday 8 February 2015

Meet at the Nextbike station, Guildhall, Orange Grove 10.30 am

shower testThis is another gentle ride to suit all. Don’t worry we always pace with the slowest rider

We leave the city taking in the first part of the night ride route, and towards the newly restored Victoria Bridge and then head for the Two Tunnels (I know you may have already rode the two tunnels, but it still gives me a buzz) We aim to ride through both tunnels to Midford, and if the pub is open we can stop for coffee!!

We come back through the tunnels, both, depending how wet one of the exits, and return to the city on a different route, still on quiet roads with a down hill run. Slight gradients in places, but if I can do it anyone can.

If you need more information, use contacts page

www.citycyclerider.co.uk

Please note you ride at your own risk.