Author: IanDent

Cycle Derby Active Travel Map available

The very popular and much awaited latest version of the Active Travel map for Derby is now available (currently just electronically – the paper version will follow). This is the first update since 2011 so shows lots of new routes around Derby for readers to go and try out. Thanks to all those who provided…
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Bicycle Theft in Derby

The police provide data on crime and the information has been analysed to explore Bicycle Theft within Derby City. There seem to be a small number of hotspots for bicycle crime in the city centre and these have remained fairly consistent over the last 3 years. A small minority of bicycle crime results in the…
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Derbyshire Council Plans – have your say

Derbyshire County Council have produced a plan of how they’ll work and what they’ll focus on over the next 4 years (to 2025). Disappointingly, there is no mention of a focus on delivering a widely spread, high quality cycle network. In fact, despite a lot of detail on road schemes that are planned, there is…
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Derwent Valley Cycleway reaches landmark

The project to build a riverside multi-user path between Haslams Lane in Darley Abbey to Ford Lane in Allestree has now reached the important milestone of applying for planning permission. This project is being delivered by Highways England as part of their “Designated Funds” support for local community projects across the country after a successful…
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Pat Wilson working on the Mickleover Station milepost – courtesy of Les Sims

Millennium Mileposts around Derby

(Picture shows Pat working on the milepost at Mickleover Station – courtesy of Les Sims) You’ll have seen a number of the Millennium Mileposts located on the National Cycle Network around Derby and may have been astounded by the detail of the paint jobs on some of the posts. The painting was the handiwork of…
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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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