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Canterbury City Council are consulting on a proposed new section of cycle path to link the existing Great Stour Way cycle and pedestrian path with the end of Whitehall Road. The proposed path will avoid the need to climb a hill when cycling between the Great Stour Way and Canterbury city centre. We encourage you to write in support of this proposal. The consultation closes on 26 March 2012.
Another new bench has recently been installed beside the Great Stour Way. This one conveniently allows bicycles to be parked between the slots at the back whilst providing a comfortable outlook to the river and shared cycle / foot path ahead. The bench is situated not far from the Toddlers’ Cove playground at the Canterbury end of the route.
The tunnel and cycle route adjacent to the Horses & Goats Tunnel in Wincheap, Canterbury now has lighting fitted, making the route safer for use at night.
A number of new cycle signs have just been installed around the Toddler’s Cove and Wincheap areas of Canterbury for directing cyclists along the new Great Stour Way cycle path to Chartham and via the Horses & Goats Tunnel to Wincheap. We’d be interested to hear what cyclists think of these new signs. Please leave your comments below.
A gallery of all of the new signs can be seen on CycleStreets.
A new carved picnic bench and associated cycle parking have been installed on the Great Stour Way this week. This follows the recent installation of several interpretation boards around the Hambrook Marshes through which the Great Stour Way passes.
The picnic bench and cycle parking have been part funded by Spokes in conjunction with the Kentish Stour Countryside Partnership.
We’re pleased to see that signposts and benches have now been installed on the Great Stour Way riverside cycling and walking route between Canterbury and Chartham.
In February we posted an update about the shared-use riverside cycling and walking path at the edge of Kingsbrook Park in Canterbury. We’re pleased to see that the public has now gained access to part of this route in the last few days.
The full extent of the path through to Barton Mill isn’t available yet, since building work is still taking place adjacent to it at the Barton Mill end of the Kingsbrook Park housing development. However access is available both to the old site of the coach park (which housed the temporary Marlowe Theatre) via a new cycle and pedestrian bridge. Pedestrian access to Barton Mill can be achieved by using the roads in Kingsbrook Park to access the riverside footpath on the northern side of the development and walking eastward along this.
We look forward to when the full length of the southern shared-use path will be available in the coming months.
A map showing the new path’s location can be seen here:
The cycle path is shown as a dotted blue line.
The Horses & Goats Tunnel is now open. The tunnel provides a traffic-free cycling and walking route between the Wincheap Trading Estate and the new Connextions housing in Canterbury. It provides a vastly better alternative to cycling the A28 in Wincheap.
Julie Tublin, Sustrans’s Volunteer Development Officer for London, the south-east, and East Anglia has written to Spokes with the following invitation. If you’re interested then please contact her via firstname.lastname@example.org or on 020 7017 2356.
I’d like to share some information with you on a potential new project you may be interested in getting involved with.
We are planning to launch a new volunteer pilot project this year in connection with Sustrans Bike It project. I’m writing to you all about it as we would like to start this pilot within schools in Ashford and Canterbury. Myself and the local Bike It officer David Robert, will be managing the project.
Essentially we are looking for volunteers to ‘adopt a school’ and help organise activities in schools that have been working intensively with David during 2009/2010 and 2010/11. The aim of the project will be to help sustain the cycling culture that David has instilled in the schools during their first year.
Attached is a role description which will hopefully give you an idea behind the project and what it will involve.
Specifically we would like the volunteers with this project to organise 1 of 2 activities during Bike Week (20th-24th June) in their adopted school – either a Bling your Bike session, or a talk at an assembly (see attached for more details)
We would also like help with keeping a record of activities, numbers of children participating etc, as well as completing a Hands up survey in June or early July (see attached).
David and I are planning to offer a training/induction session for volunteers keen to help with this project. This will include some general information on Bike It, allocating you to one of the schools, top tips for organising the activities mentioned above etc.
I’m aware that many of you are asked frequently to help with things so please do let me know if you’d rather not get involved this time. As the project will be taking place with schools in Ashford and Canterbury and you are all nearby rangers, it made sense to approach you all first before expanding our request. If any of you know of anyone else in your groups who may like to help, please do pass this information on.
If this project appeals to you please do let me know and we can arrange a session for induction/training with you or help answer any questions you may have!