Author: IanDent

Excellent Work by Derby City Council – Darley Abbey

The long anticipated temporary changes to the road layout in Darley Abbey to provide a much better environment for cycling and walking, as a response to the COVID emergency, have now been implemented. The main feature is to stop motor traffic turning into Church Lane from Duffield Road thereby closing off a long-standing rat run.…
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Some Derby emergency COVID measures in place

In response to the Government’s offer of funds to enable emergency road measures to support the greater numbers of people wanting to cycle and walk due to the pandemic, some of the agreed schemes have now been implemented. The funding from the Government was in two initial phases with Derby applying for funds from tranche…
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Free Dr Bike checks and repairs

During July and August you’re invited to consult Dr Bike for health checks (and simple repairs) every Wednesday in Derby. All welcome.

Rapid Cycleway Prioritisation Tools results for Derby

The Rapid Cycleway Prioritisation Tool is being developed by the Institute of Transport Studies at the University of Leeds (ITS Leeds) using the Propensity to Cycle Tool to identify promising locations for new cycleways around the country. This project is supported by the DfT and local authorities are expected to make use of the data…
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Your suggestions for emergency road changes

Derby Cycling Group and others have been in discussion with Derby City Council about the urgent need for the Council to implement road changes to cope with, and support, the massive increase in walking and cycling arising from the COVID pandemic. The Government is very keen for Councils to implement changes quickly (“within weeks”) and…
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The Borrowash Basin is no more!

After last week’s first birthday party for the long-standing pothole on a cycle route in Borrowash and resulting publicity in the Derby Telegraph the hole has coincidently now been fixed. We were very lucky to be able to get the party in before the work was done. Tuesday 25th Feb – party held Saturday 29th…
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Borrowash Basin Birthday Party

After waiting a year for a dangerous hole on a cycle route in Borrowash to be fixed by the local developers (Taylor Wimpey), a small group of DCG members decided to commemorate the anniversary by holding a birthday party for the hole. The problem is on a traffic free multi-user route near Rovings Drive in…
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Riverside Path Widening

Derby City Council have submitted a planning application to widen the existing Riverside path between Bass recreation ground and Alvaston Park to 5 metres. For full details visit https://eplanning.derby.gov.uk/online-applications/ and search for planning number 19/00046/FUL

Duffield Road school parking problems

Cyclists on Duffield Road around St. Benedict’s school will be well aware of the number of vehicles parked on the double yellow lines and blocking the on road cycle lane in the mid afternoon as parents and others wait for their children to leave school. This problem was discussed with the Council and others back…
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Darley Abbey Multi-user Path already well used

We’re pleased to see that the long awaited multi-user path through Darley Park is now open for use and is already being well used by walkers, joggers and cyclists. The recent flooding of the Derwent seems to have caused some delays but no apparent damage. It is understood that the final, cosmetic layer of tarmac…
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