Highspeed 2 Cycle Crossing over the Trent
It has been proposed that wherever possible a cycle route should be built alongside the HS2 track. Nottingham Pedals has been consulted and has proposed a cycle path across the Trent on an adjacent way to the High Speed rail, or if not practical a way to be investigated utilising one of the existing rail crossings, e.g. cantilevered on the side of the Midland Main Line bridge east of Trent Lock and with possible connections to routes on the south side of the Trent and in the A453 corridor, including Sustrans NCN Route 15.
Everyone wins from cycling
Reported in the blog 42 Bikes
Many people complain about cyclists and particularly the resources being devoted to encouraging people to cycle.
A blog “movementsci” points out that:
- where we have a limited resource (space), giving priority to the least efficient use of that resource (cars) is fundamentally flawed.
- Cycling is incredibly cheap compared to other ways of moving people around and provides paybacks in the region of 40:1; 4:1 just from the health benefits.
- Building cycle infrastructure is what’s best for those people who will never travel by any other way than driving too.
- Everyone wins from cycling, even those that won’t ever cycle.