Author Topic: Southend Cycle Town - part 2  (Read 162348 times)

Clandy

Re: Southend Cycle Town - part 2
« Reply #800 on: October 15, 2010, 07:58:30 pm »
I went. Maybe thirty or so people gathered by the pier. A few ordinaries etc. Mostly it appeared to be a clothing event.

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Re: Southend Cycle Town - part 2
« Reply #801 on: October 15, 2010, 08:18:24 pm »
I went. Maybe thirty or so people gathered by the pier. A few ordinaries etc. Mostly it appeared to be a clothing event.

It was a bit nippy for an impromptu NBR.
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Clandy

Re: Southend Cycle Town - part 2
« Reply #802 on: October 15, 2010, 08:23:43 pm »
I went. Maybe thirty or so people gathered by the pier. A few ordinaries etc. Mostly it appeared to be a clothing event.

It was a bit nippy for an impromptu NBR.

A few layers and I was lovely and warm by the time I got to the pier!  ;)

Clandy

Re: Southend Cycle Town - part 2
« Reply #803 on: October 15, 2010, 08:42:33 pm »
That said, it is now raining. Hope all that tweed is scotch-guarded!

Re: Southend Cycle Town - part 2
« Reply #804 on: October 30, 2010, 09:19:51 am »
Prittle Brook Greenway continues, for now!
 
Old kerb stones separate what will be the new path from the allotments access road.


Signage needs updating.


A better view.


I didn't go much beyond this point as the dog was tired, bless.

Re: Southend Cycle Town - part 2
« Reply #805 on: November 03, 2010, 07:06:07 am »
Walking the dog I noticed that this pole (visible in the distance as that big, brown, sticky up thing)



has been moved off the path and onto the verge.  :o  :thumbsup:

P.S. The path is officially opened 18/11.

P.P.S The gravel is still loose and pooling on that corner!  ::-)

Edit the path is opened tomorrow, I had been misinformed.

Re: Southend Cycle Town - part 2
« Reply #806 on: November 03, 2010, 11:53:20 am »
P.P.S The gravel is still loose and pooling on that corner!  ::-)

If its deep enough it will soften the landing  :-\

Re: Southend Cycle Town - part 2
« Reply #807 on: November 03, 2010, 04:41:39 pm »
Is anyone going to use this path  :-\
Other than the shitmachine dog walkers that is  :-\

Re: Southend Cycle Town - part 2
« Reply #808 on: November 03, 2010, 04:48:10 pm »
Is anyone going to use this path  :-\
Other than the shitmachine dog walkers that is  :-\
I've used it this morning, if I had a commute I wouldn't use it but for a gentle pootle it's fine. I also walked my dog along part of it.

The path that goes north to the hospital appears to be staying as a footpath only.

Re: Southend Cycle Town - part 2
« Reply #809 on: November 10, 2010, 10:22:38 am »
The Greenway, now officially opened, at the junction of the hospital/allotments path near to Chase School.


Needs to have the tarmac laid but appears to be widened up to Southbourne Grove.

Clandy

Re: Southend Cycle Town - part 2
« Reply #810 on: November 10, 2010, 10:30:57 am »
Is that a shadow on the bend or a damn great tyre catching crack in the surface? If the latter then at least it matches much of the rest of Southend. Nearly took a header when riding down Chalkwell Ave. a few weeks ago. The surface there is lethal (for cyclists) in places.
It was a surprise to me as I usually cut up along the Cliffs and through to the London Road to get to Leigh and Hadleigh. If I had been riding at night I would not have seen the cracks.

Re: Southend Cycle Town - part 2
« Reply #811 on: November 10, 2010, 05:10:47 pm »
Is that a shadow on the bend or a damn great tyre catching crack in the surface?
It's shadow and old tarmac meeting new tarmac plus a soupçon of mini ramp.

Re: Southend Cycle Town - part 2
« Reply #812 on: November 17, 2010, 07:52:03 am »
They have started to lay the top surface on the Greenway between Gainsborough Drive and, assuming it's the newly surfaced sections, to the Hospital turn off by Westcliff allotments/Lancaster School.

A tarmac and chipping surface prior to the pea shingle.

Clandy

Re: Southend Cycle Town - part 2
« Reply #813 on: December 09, 2010, 09:04:10 am »
Southend 'not bidding for sustainable transport funds'? That was the part I picked up on in this story:

Southend West MP asks for cash to support centenarian cyclists (From Echo)

'The discussion in Parliament said cash was available from the local transport fund to support cycling provision.

But Mark Flewitt, Southend councillor responsible for transport and planning, said the council was unlikely to make such a bid.'

Re: Southend Cycle Town - part 2
« Reply #814 on: December 09, 2010, 02:34:20 pm »
Blame it on Wowbagger and the rest of the loony lefties.  I bet the council want to take out all their frustration on all cyclists as a result.  ;D



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Re: Southend Cycle Town - part 2
« Reply #815 on: December 09, 2010, 02:54:42 pm »
But, since they have done so much for cycling in the last year, they have no need for such funds, being a utopia of sustainable transport.



No, I'm not being entirely serious either.  But, surely, neither are Southend Council
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Re: Southend Cycle Town - part 2
« Reply #816 on: January 24, 2011, 12:38:39 pm »
These posts went in today, the first and fourth wooden ones, on the Greenway, either side of Gainsborough Drive. No evidence, yet, of any hinged posts going in at other sites along the path.


Are they for a "feature" to block off the bare earth so that walkers and cyclists don't get muddy? Or is there going to be a gate, the kissing kind, to stop users of powered two wheelers from using the path?
I hope for the former!


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Re: Southend Cycle Town - part 2
« Reply #817 on: January 24, 2011, 07:57:40 pm »
It'll be to stop ANY two wheeled transport from using the path if I know Southend BC!!   ::-)
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Re: Southend Cycle Town - part 2
« Reply #818 on: January 24, 2011, 08:11:29 pm »
I fear what is planned is similar to what we have at the footpath entrance to East Beach by the level crossing in Shoebury High Street.

Re: Southend Cycle Town - part 2
« Reply #819 on: January 25, 2011, 02:39:48 pm »
It's for gates!  :facepalm:
But they're to stop cars and larger vehicles. An approximately 1.5m gap is left for walkers, cyclists and kids/yoofs on mini motos, etc.



This one shows the post that will hold the gate closed and the gap remaining for peds and bikes.

Re: Southend Cycle Town - part 2
« Reply #820 on: January 25, 2011, 05:27:25 pm »
Does anyone use the path for cycling?
I ride past it every morning and I dont think I have seen anyone cycling yet :-\
Plenty of shit-machines and their walkers though  :hand:

Clandy

Re: Southend Cycle Town - part 2
« Reply #821 on: January 25, 2011, 09:55:52 pm »
Does anyone know anything about this?

Bike grants for clubs in Southend (From Echo)

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Re: Southend Cycle Town - part 2
« Reply #822 on: January 25, 2011, 10:09:53 pm »
It's for gates!  :facepalm:
But they're to stop cars and larger vehicles. An approximately 1.5m gap is left for walkers, cyclists and kids/yoofs on mini motos, etc.


I could probably cycle under that!
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Re: Southend Cycle Town - part 2
« Reply #823 on: January 26, 2011, 07:39:21 am »
Does anyone know anything about this?

Bike grants for clubs in Southend (From Echo)

It's part of the CTC/ASDA Bike Club scheme.  If you want money get it now.  Bike Club may not be around for much longer...
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Re: Southend Cycle Town - part 2
« Reply #824 on: January 26, 2011, 11:29:19 am »
Does anyone use the path for cycling?
I ride past it every morning and I dont think I have seen anyone cycling yet :-\
Plenty of shit-machines and their walkers though  :hand:
When I walk my dog in the morning I see a few commuters and a few school children riding, all male though.