Greenstead Wins Big
The Greenstead estate has won £2.3 million from the Estate Regeneration Fund, with the news announced as part of last month’s budget. CCC is still trying to discover the details but we understand that there is a cycling element, possibly to provide a high-quality route between the estate and the university. If you are local and know more, please get in touch with us.
Will Bramhill has been working with county councillor David King on how ECC can improve routes to and from the Gilberd School. Ideas are at an early stage but David will meet Cllr Lee Scott, the highways portfolio holder, in the next few weeks. If you would like to be more closely involved, email Will at email@example.com.
CCC is working with Walk Colchester to try to get various barriers removed from cycle paths across town. Most serve no purpose except to annoy cyclists while inconveniencing people with disabilities and cyclists with long bikes or bikes with trailers. Watch this space.
The Missing Link
John Collett, who neatly works with both CCC and the Colchester Civic Society, is still doggedly pursuing the landowner of a small section of marshland next to the River Colne to see if we can join up the cycle route between Meander Mews and Rouse Way.
National Highways – the trunk roads authority that used to be called Highways England – has consulted on its plans to reroute the A12 between Boreham and Marks Tey and increase the route to three lanes each way. We have asked for a cycle route to run the length of the road (far enough away for it to be a pleasant experience). We have also asked for a cycle bridge that will connect the east of Marks Tey with the railway station and the western part of the village (Ashbury Drive, Godmans Lane). Our hope is that this will tie into a segregated cycle route alongside London Road between Stanway and Marks Tey. https://docs.google.com/document/d/16UrgDv2ww9DHQvtXSJeWONId2aATrnWeKcO7T_jYDM8/edit?usp=sharing