Monday, 30 April 2012

Broadgate parking

On 25 April I met council officers to consider cycle parking in Broadgate. They suggested three locations:

Between Nationwide and Timpson

An old favourite as the photo from 2009 shows. 
Enforcement action saw the powered two-wheelers disappear and more bicycles appear.

Near the public telephones (Travelodge)

Outside Wilkinson
Council officers couldn't say exactly where, as Wilkinson was undecided about where their entrance would be.

Whether enough will be provided remains to be seen. If enough aren't provided, cyclists will improvise:

Sunday, 29 April 2012

City Centre Zebra Crossings

I realise it's a bit late to post this, but readers might be interested:

Notice of Intent
Proposed Introduction of Pedestrian Crossings

Notice is hereby given that, Coventry City Council ("the Council"), pursuant to its powers under Section 23 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended), intends to:
  1. remove the controlled (Puffin) crossing on Gosford Street approx 192 metres south-west of its junction with Sky Blue Way;
  2. install a new pedestrian (Zebra) crossing in Earl Street approx 7m east of its junction with High Street;
  3. install a new pedestrian (Zebra) crossing in Fairfax Street approx 20m west of its junction with Priory Street;
  4. install a new pedestrian (Zebra) crossing in Pool Meadow Access Road approx 9m north of its junction with Fairfax Street;
  5. install a new pedestrian (Zebra) crossing in Gosford Street approx 192 metres south-west of its junction with Sky Blue Way to replace the existing pedestrian (Puffin) crossing;
  6. relocate the existing pedestrian (Zebra) crossing in Jordan Well located approx 58 metres east of its junction with Much Park Street to a point approx 46 metres west of the centre-line of White Friars Street;
  7. install a new pedestrian (Zebra) crossing in Gosford Street approx 50 metres east of the centre-line of Cox Street junction; and
  8. install a new pedestrian (Zebra) crossing in Hales Street approx 15 metres east of the centre line of Bishops Street junction.
The Council is undertaking the installation of the pedestrian crossing facilities as part of the works associated with the Coventry 2012 Public Realm and Olympic Legacy Project. The proposed works include narrowing the carriageway and increasing the footway, to improve the environment for pedestrians and other road users, and provide a safe facility for pedestrians to cross the road.

Works to the crossings should be completed by no later than April 2013.

Any person requiring more information in connection with this proposal should contact the Council's Traffic and Network Management Section, during normal office hours on telephone number 024 76834209.

A copy of this Notice, a plan detailing the location of the said crossings and Statement of Reasons may be inspected at Civic Centre 4 (Reception Area), Much Park Street, Coventry, during normal office hours.

Any representations should be forwarded in writing to Mr R Parkes, Commercial Team, Legal Services, Coventry City Council, 4t" Floor Christchurch House, Greyfriars Lane, Coventry, CV1 2GZ, or via email to ' by no later than 12 thApril 2012.

It's a pity that the council hasn't set up a web-map showing where they plan to make road changes with a weblink to details.  They could then email anybody who had previously indicated interest and invite comments.