Thursday, October 23, 2014
The cycle path across the former rail goods yard, now digital media park, was closed earlier this month as a result of the construction works for the new Seabraes pedestrian bridge.
The City Council has advised me :
"Signage was erected one week in advance to notify cyclists that the section of cycleway in question would be closed from the 14th October 2014. Please see ... photo.
The cycleway was closed ... and appropriate diversion signs are in place."
I have made the point to the City Council that, unlike a road closure, there is no advance Traffic Order notice system for cycle path closures. So the first time one constituent who hadn't used the path for a few weeks knew it was closed was when he walked along it, only to find the access blocked. I have suggested an informal notice is published for such cycle path closures in future to allow advance publicity wider than at the site itself.
Here's the diversion route during the works :