Canal towpath petition

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ratherbeintobago
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Re: Canal towpath petition

Postby ratherbeintobago » 27 Jul 2020, 9:24am

Cyril Haearn wrote:From that description I should not try the Fallowfield Loop
Incidentally might be isolated but fear would be ubiquitous for me
Never been there mind, anyone else with local knowledge, other views?


One of my friends lives near there and takes his kids cycling on it, but there have certainly been stories in the MEN.

When we lived in Liverpool some bits of the TPT had reputations to be avoided.

I am not sure what can be done about this; I assume there's a chicken/egg situation with higher usage discouraging antisocial behaviour...

Postboxer
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Re: Canal towpath petition

Postby Postboxer » 27 Jul 2020, 4:15pm

There's a £5 million plan to improve the Fallowfield Loopline. Think I've only cycled it once or twice, I tend to try to head away from the city when I cycle. I'd consider taking the kids on it but we're quite a way from the end, I'll look into how to get to it easily now they're cycling further. But then again, every negative story about it puts people off, so it gets quieter and maybe less pleasant. Hopefully these plans can turn it around.

https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk ... p-18656057

Is it really
the longest urban cycleway in the country
?

Postboxer
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Re: Canal towpath petition

Postby Postboxer » 27 Jul 2020, 4:18pm

Canal tow paths are a bit of a worry when cycling with small children, although wider, smoother, tow paths would reduce the risk of them falling in.

MOARspeed
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Re: Canal towpath petition

Postby MOARspeed » 30 Jul 2020, 12:31am

simonineaston wrote:Who else remembers the days when you needed a "licence" to cycle on canal towpaths, which you simply downloaded from the BWB website and printed off? :lol:


Absolutely, I actually recently found one of mine during a house move. I remember printing off several of them as i'd had trouble with ramblers attacking me with walking sticks on the local canal toepath and I was expecting them to tear it up when presented with it.

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tykeboy2003
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Re: Canal towpath petition

Postby tykeboy2003 » 5 Aug 2020, 2:06pm

Bump....

Bullseye
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Re: Canal towpath petition

Postby Bullseye » 6 Aug 2020, 10:29am

All we need now in Bexleyheath is a canal :D