Chesterfield Cycle Campaign promotes cycle use in Chesterfield for both leisure and utility journeys. By campaigning for a comprehensive network, we aim to improve conditions for cyclists so that cycling becomes a safer and more attractive option than car travel for local journeys.
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The planning application for the link to the railway station has been published. We urge all cyclists to write a letter or email in support of this excellent project. The application ref no is CHE/14/00588/CPO.
On Tuesday the planning application for the new leisure centre to be built in the Queen's Park Annexe was approved. Whilst there is reasonable cycle provision within the site we are working hard to connect the site to the wider cycle network.
There is currently a set of proposals to reroute some bridleways and footpaths on the site of the proposed 'Peak Resort'. We are in general agreement but have asked for the footpath running parrallel with the A61 to be upgraded to a bridleway.
You may be interested in a consultation being undertaken on the 60 mile cycle loop in the Peak District especially the Bakewell to Matlock section. Details available here: http://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/leisure/countryside/access/cycling/pedal_pe...
Campaign meeting - Tuesday 12th August. 7.30pm meeting room 2, Market Hall.
Evening ride - Nigel will lead another ride starting from the Loundsley Green Road underpass at 7.00pm on Wednesday 13th August. Lights neede by the end of the ride!
Stonegravels Way - start delayed on the new section due to the sculpture works on Derby Road roundabout. Expected next month.
On July 28th Derbyshire County Council will start to build a traffic free cycle route from the college to the existing traffic free Stonegravels Way. This will avoid Infirmary Road and complete a virtually traffic free route from Whittington Moor roundabout to the town centre.
The Campaign has recently commented on two planning applications:
New leisure centre proposed in the Queen's Park Annexe - There is adequate cycle storage shown on the plans but unfortunately no specific cycle access. Cyclists will have to use Boythorpe Road and the proposed vehicle access. We believe a traffic free access solution should be sought which would link to the Hipper Valley Trail.
Proposed housing development at Wheeldon Mill - A proposal to build 150 houses next to the canal between Sainsburys and Station Road in Brimington has no cycle provision shown and states that cyclists can use the A619!
The Campaign doesn't believe either of these developments takes into account a sustainable transport solution.
Our July meeting is on Tuesday 8th July at 7.30pm. Meeting Room 2 upstairs in Chesterfield Market Hall.
The Campaign will be having a stall at the Canal Festival taking place at Staveley Basin on Saturday 28th June.
Our June meeting will be held on 10th June at 7.30pm upstairs in meeting room 2 in the Market Hall. All welcome.
On Thursday 15th May Derbyshire County Council will be holding a consultation upstairs in the Market Hall showing the proposed link from the skatepark area to the railway station using the old branch line.
It will be open from 9.30am to 6.45pm.
The next Campaign meeting will be on Tuesday 13th May in meeting room 2 upstairs in the Market Hall at 7.30pm.