There is a problem with BaNES. One hand doesn’t know what the other 23 hands are up to. This might be excusable if it wasn’t for the fact the head of this gargantuan body, the council, has stated that BaNES uses the Sustrans Design Guidance. The hands that are designing and building our future cycle infrastructure appear not to be listening to the head and it really shows in the detail of what they are producing.
[EDIT: Note there is a correction to this article and I will be following it up with an apology at the weekend when I have the time. I knew something that I conveniently left out of the article and this makes BaNES look worse that they are at delivering this.]
Continue reading Bollards To BaNES, Part Deux, the Twerton Fork A4 Ramp
I may have mentioned Claude Avenue before and what needs to happen. How what we ended up with was good, but nobody seems to have considered how a bicycle was supposed to get from the road onto the ramp.
Now the council has a lot of cooks. Some have bigger hats then others, so you can end up getting something right and a month later somebody is pissing in the cooking pot…
Continue reading Bollards to BANES
It was with great aplomb that the ramp was finally opened last week. I love the way it connects the area of Oldfield Park to the Two Tunnels path.
It’s been one hell of a battle, at one point having to meet with the council’s Senior Cycling and Accessibility engineer, Highways Department Senior Engineer , and Jamie Edwards (Sustrans) on the ramp to try and sort out the dire bollard situation.
Continue reading Claude Avenue Ramp – Unfinished business