New cycle and walking route planned for Cole Valley
Plans to develop a walking and cycling route along the River Cole have been published by the City Council.
The proposed route follows the existing “desire line” that runs alongside the river, from Stechford Lane to Buckland End and then from Copplestone Close to Babbs Mill. The proposals are as follows:
- Construction of 2.5m wide bitmac path, following the existing desire line path from Stechford Lane to Bucklands End.
- Resurfacing the existing breedon gravel and stone paths with a 2.5m wide bitmac path from Copplestone Close to Babbs Mill. There will also there be new links into Bramblewoods in order to improve the access into the park.
- Transportation engineers are working on a proposed crossing at Packington Avenue to create a better link between the two open spaces.
The Council are working in partnership with Sustrans on this project, which it is intended will form part of the National Cycle Network.
You can also have a look at the detailed plans by clicking on the links below:
There will be a presentation on the proposals at the next meeting of the Shard End Ward Committee, which will be held at Yardley & District Rugby Club, Cole Hall Lane, at 7pm on Monday 30 July. If you have any questions, please do come along to put them direct to the Council officials leading on the project. If you can’t make it but have a point you’d like to raise, please let me know via the Contact Me page and I’ll take it up and report back to you.