Right to Ride Report February 2020
1. The Chester to Ellesmere Port canal towpath is due to be resurfaced and be complete by March 2021.
2. The section of canal towpath on the Chester to Waverton route between the A51 and A41 bridges has had money transferred by the council to the Canal and River Trust for resurfacing. Currently, this is only passable on a mountain bike.
3. Work has started on the long awaited Shared User Paths at Sutton Way, Ellesmere Port.
4. The Welsh Assembly Member for Aberconwy is overseeing the possible Conwy to Glan Conwy cycle path through the RSPB reserve. Conwy Borough Council have started discussions with RSPB but the problem seems to be the bridge over the railway.
5. Transport for Wales are committed to providing improved cycle facilities at all stations. However, the first station was found to have incorrect design specification and following representation by Cycling UK (Richard Brunstrom) and Sustrans they have altered the specification such that more bikes can be accommodated.
6. The Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan by Cheshire West and Chester Council is now in draft form for consultation. Cycling UK members have been encouraged to comment or for ever hold their peace!
7. Preliminary discussions have been held for the Afon Seiont cycle route from Cearnarfon to Llanberis following the route of the disused railway.
8. The Llangefni to Amlwch disused railway on Ynys Mon (Anglesey) is a possible Sustrans route for a Shared User Path and there has been some recent publicity.
9.Following consultation on the A51 Chester to Tarvin road alterations the council have agreed to provide islands at all road junctions to assist crossing. The council have cut back all the hedges to enable cyclists to use the overgrown Shared User Path.
10.Sustrans are reviewing the barriers on the Greenway, Shotton to Mickle Trafford, with a view to making them more acceptable for disabled cyclists.
11.The 1.5m clearance for cyclists requires more publicity for motorists. However, the CWAC Road Safety Officer has said that putting advertisements on the rear of buses is too expensive!
Right to Ride Representative