Cannon Park Cycleway

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UPDATE APRIL 2021 - The consultation has now closed. We will update this page when the responses to the consultation have been reviewed.


Background

We have secured funding to make improvements to the existing cycle route linking the city centre with the University of Warwick campus and to make sure that the route connects better to Westwood Heath, Tile Hill Railway Station, and Kenilworth. These improvements would support proposals by Warwickshire County Council to develop a cycle route linking Kenilworth and Leamington and provide a better network of cycle routes in the south of Coventry.

What are some of the benefits of cycling?

• Improves physical health - regular cycling can reduce the risk of chronic illnesses such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke. It can also reduce the risks caused by an inactive lifestyle such as obesity, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

• Improves social inclusion – 33% of people in the city don’t have access to a car, and cycling provides an alternative to public transport. Access to safe cycling facilities means more people have the ability and opportunity to travel to meet friends, attend events, shop and get to jobs and education.

• Improves mental health - cycling can reduce stress, ease anxiety and reduce the risk of depression. Cycling also helps you sleep better, improves your memory and helps you feel good.

• Improves air quality - less car trips being made means less pollution. Poor air quality is one of the top five risks to public health in the UK.

• Improves access to employment, education and leisure - cycling takes you from door to door. It opens up opportunities to households without a car and increases the number of possible destinations available compared to bus users.

What changes to roads and traffic management are proposed?

The plan on the right hand side of the page in the documents section shows what we are proposing, including:

  • Improved facilities for people cycling along the eastern section of Charter Avenue by making the existing temporary two-way cycleway into a permanent facility. This will make it easier and safer for people cycling to travel along Charter Avenue and to connect with the cycle route towards Tile Hill via the crossing on Sir Henry Parkes Road.
  • Provision of a new section of cycleway along Lynchgate Road.
  • In addition to this one lane of Charter Avenue from the A45 towards Sir Henry Parkes Road will be resurfaced as part of the Council’s highway improvement programme.

We are working on plans for the improvement of the Shultern Lane/ Lynchgate Road junction and will share these for consultation later in the year.

Where can I go using the route?

As part of our strategy to connect key routes in the city, this cycleway will connect to existing cycle routes to Canley Ford, Tile Hill and Canley Railway Stations and the University of Warwick. The route also includes Aldi and Cannon Park Shopping Centre.

Tell us what you think

Please tell us what you think of the plan by completing the survey below. The survey closes on Sunday 11 April 2021.


UPDATE APRIL 2021 - The consultation has now closed. We will update this page when the responses to the consultation have been reviewed.


Background

We have secured funding to make improvements to the existing cycle route linking the city centre with the University of Warwick campus and to make sure that the route connects better to Westwood Heath, Tile Hill Railway Station, and Kenilworth. These improvements would support proposals by Warwickshire County Council to develop a cycle route linking Kenilworth and Leamington and provide a better network of cycle routes in the south of Coventry.

What are some of the benefits of cycling?

• Improves physical health - regular cycling can reduce the risk of chronic illnesses such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke. It can also reduce the risks caused by an inactive lifestyle such as obesity, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

• Improves social inclusion – 33% of people in the city don’t have access to a car, and cycling provides an alternative to public transport. Access to safe cycling facilities means more people have the ability and opportunity to travel to meet friends, attend events, shop and get to jobs and education.

• Improves mental health - cycling can reduce stress, ease anxiety and reduce the risk of depression. Cycling also helps you sleep better, improves your memory and helps you feel good.

• Improves air quality - less car trips being made means less pollution. Poor air quality is one of the top five risks to public health in the UK.

• Improves access to employment, education and leisure - cycling takes you from door to door. It opens up opportunities to households without a car and increases the number of possible destinations available compared to bus users.

What changes to roads and traffic management are proposed?

The plan on the right hand side of the page in the documents section shows what we are proposing, including:

  • Improved facilities for people cycling along the eastern section of Charter Avenue by making the existing temporary two-way cycleway into a permanent facility. This will make it easier and safer for people cycling to travel along Charter Avenue and to connect with the cycle route towards Tile Hill via the crossing on Sir Henry Parkes Road.
  • Provision of a new section of cycleway along Lynchgate Road.
  • In addition to this one lane of Charter Avenue from the A45 towards Sir Henry Parkes Road will be resurfaced as part of the Council’s highway improvement programme.

We are working on plans for the improvement of the Shultern Lane/ Lynchgate Road junction and will share these for consultation later in the year.

Where can I go using the route?

As part of our strategy to connect key routes in the city, this cycleway will connect to existing cycle routes to Canley Ford, Tile Hill and Canley Railway Stations and the University of Warwick. The route also includes Aldi and Cannon Park Shopping Centre.

Tell us what you think

Please tell us what you think of the plan by completing the survey below. The survey closes on Sunday 11 April 2021.