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.
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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.
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.
Spokes are pleased to see that improved cattle grids are now being installed on the new Kingfisher Way cycle route between Canterbury and Chartham. This follows Spokes complaining to both Kent Highway Services and Canterbury City Council about the previous “pointed” cattle grids, which could easily cause damage to bicycles.
(Note that since this post was first made the route has now been officially called the Great Stour Way, instead of the Kingfisher Way)
The construction of the traffic-free Canterbury to Chartham riverside cycle route that will form part of National Cycle Route 18 has come on leaps and bounds in recent weeks. Today the bridge linking the main route to the back of Staples in Wincheap was lifted into place. We thought you’d like to see some photos of how things are shaping up:
(Photo credits: Keith Hanna & Gregory Williams)
Over the course of the summer the construction work on the Canterbury to Chartham cycle route has been progressing. Recent developments include preparing the site for bridges across to the rear of Staples, two smaller bridges across ditches, building the path around the Elham Valley Railway Line embankment, and the construction of the next phase of path into Bretts Aggregates’s land. These are pictured below.
Spokes are pleased to see that the Canterbury to Chartham riverside cycle route construction resumed at the Canterbury end. It is envisaged that the route will soon connect to Tonford Lane before continuing to the newly widened path beside Chartham village hall. Once complete this route will form part of National Cycle Route 18.