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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An item recently appeared on Yahoo news entitled 'Is this Britain's silliest cycle lane', the article has subsequently been circulated on Twitter, Facebook and email.
The article was misleading and not showing the full extent of the 'cycle lane' (actually a segregated path). The Cycle Campaign was not contacted before publication. The article originated from 'Ross Parry News' in Leeds.
The Campaign praises the work of Derbyshire County Council in providing new and improved cycle routes in Chesterfield and hopes articles like this do not harm the progress of the Chesterfield Cycle Network.
Confronted by the Easter bunny at Hollingwood hub!
Work has started on the car parking area outside the Portland Hotel. The cycle lane that runs along the footway from the toucan crossing to the car park has been removed and the surfacing changed to black tarmac.
The cycle lane will be reinstated nearer the footway edge to avoid confliction with pedestrians and cycle parking stands. A new dropped kerb has been installed already to facilitate getting into the car parking area. The number of cars allowed to park there should be reduced which will hopefully make it easier to cycle through.
Our April meeting will be on Tuesday April 8th at 7.30pm, meeting room 2 upstairs in the Market Hall. use the entrance opposite the (now closed) main post office.
The new bridge deck for Constitution Hill Bridge at Staveley will be installed on site next Friday (11th) morning, around 9am. The contractors will also be on site on the Thursday, prepping the bridge abutments for the delivery and installation of the deck. There may be a need to temporarily restrict access to the towpath for short periods during the works.
Cycle event at Holme Hall, Chesterfield and North Wingfield.
On 2nd April the Co-op are having a free bike check, Bikeability Level 1, and a short led ride at their Holme Hall food store. The event will be repeated at the North Wingfield store this coming Saturday 5th April.
We heard from East Midland Trains last week that they are going to install new cycle parking at the station. In very quick time it is now in place! The parking will remain on platform 1 and the new parking is covered by CCTV we are told.
This parking is installed ahead of the new link and extension of the Hipper Valley Trail from the skatepark/B & Q area along the old Brampton branch line to the station which is scheduled to be completed by March 2015.
The railings on the bridge over the A61 near the Chesterfield hotel have now been replaced with taller ones which now allows 'legal' cycling over the bridge. Members of the committee attended a recent consultation on improvements to the shared path from the station.
Unfortunately the proposed link route in Somersall Park to Hipper Valley phase 3 was rejected by Chesterfield Borough Council.
Our March monthly meeting will be held in the Market Hall at 7.30pm on Tuesday 11th March. Upstairs in Meeting Room 2.