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Coventry ‘pop-up’ cycle lane set to be made permanent

Coventry 'pop-up' cycle lane set to be made permanent

Pop-up cycle lane in Coventry to become permanent A ‘pop-up’ cycle lane linking Coventry city centre with the canal basin is set to be made…

Tuesday, Jun 14

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Pop-up cycle lane in Coventry to become permanent A ‘pop-up’ cycle lane linking Coventry city centre with the canal basin is set to be made permanent. The temporary lane from Upper Well Street to Leicester Row was introduced in 2020 in a bid to improve active transport in the city.

It allows cyclists to get to the canal basin from the centre without having to walk over a narrow footbridge. Council officers are now recommending that the lane be made permanent, according to papers for a meeting of the Cabinet Member for City Services tomorrow (June 15).

If approved, a two-way track along the route will be introduced with signage paid for by the government’s Active Travel Fund. Barriers for the ‘pop-up’ lane on the road and roundabout will also be removed if the lane is made permanent.

The route goes along Upper Well Street-Lamb Street junction, Ringway Junction 9, Ringway St Nicholas off slip (nearside lane) and Ringway St Nicholas on slip (nearside lane). The council said there were no objections to the plan to keep the cycle lane in place.

Other cycle improvements have also been proposed to help visitors to Coventry get access to the Commonwealth Games via the canal towpath. These include changing part of the footway from Draper’s Field to Leicester Row into a cycle track and placing a designated cycle track along Greyfriars Green.

The Greyfriars Green route will be part of a route linking Coventry station to the canal towpath for the Commonwealth Games. Officers have also […]

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