Chance for Coventry residents to have say on new cycle path

The stretch of A428 Rugby Road in Binley Woods where a potential cycle path could be implemented
The stretch of A428 Rugby Road in Binley Woods where a potential cycle path could be implemented -Credit:Warwickshire County Council

Binley Woods residents are invited to have their say on a new cycle link proposal within the village. Warwickshire Country Council has announced plans for a safer walking and cycling route between the A46 and Oakdale Road.

The plans include widening 250 metres of existing footway and installing a road hump across a side road. The construction will build on the recent works at the junction of A46 and A428, and connect the city's cycling network, including the Binley cycleway.

This month, residents are being invited to share their views on the improvements online, with all comments need to be submitted by Tuesday, May 28. There will also be an opportunity to find out more about the proposals and ask questions to the project team on Wednesday, May 15 at Broadstreet Rugby Club between 2-4pm and 4:30pm-6:30pm.

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Portfolio Holder for Transport and Planning at Warwickshire Country Council, Councillor Jan Matecki, said: "The County Council is committed to providing opportunities for sustainable active travel and reducing our Cabron emissions. Providing safer connections for people to cycle, separated from motor traffic, is key to this. This short section of the cycle route will provide an alternative to the busy A428 Rugby Road and improve links between Binley Woods and Coventry.

“I would encourage residents to take a look at the plans and let us know what you think, either online or at the meetings. Hopefully doing two meetings will mean that more residents will have a chance to come and discuss the plans with us.”

For more information about the proposed cycle path scheme, click here.

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