Cycle path

Plans to install new cycle racks across Burntwood have been unveiled.

Proposals to fund the work using £2,520 from the community infrastructure levy fund will be discussed by Burntwood Town Council’s planning and development committee on Thursday (12th May).

A report to the meeting said it would target five areas if the scheme is given the go-ahead.

“Erecting cycle racks in key shopping areas across the town would promote healthy living, sustainable transport and the use of cycle routes in the town.

“Phase one of the plan is to pick locations in the five main shopping areas to attract people to utilise them as much as possible.

“There are cycle routes in place that have recently been enhanced by Staffordshire County Council. Cycles are visible across the town, but there is no formal storage or security locations to park them.”

Report to Burntwood Town Council’s planning and development committee

The meeting will take place at St John’s Community Church at 6pm on Thursday.

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  1. Whatever you do, don’t just paint red strips along the side of the road and then let cars park across it. That’s what you see when you enter Lichfield, and it’s a total farce and a complete waste of money. From a local cyclist’s (and pedestrian’s) point of view, the best thing that could be done is to complete a cycle/foot path along the A5190 to Lichfield. It’s an extremely dangerous road for cyclists, and I see pedestrians forced to walk along the muddy verges every time I drive along it (even at night). Of course, that would cost a bit more than £2,520. I already use the cycle racks outside Morrisons and outside the library. We could do with some outside the Coop and outside the Post Office at Swan Island, and near Sanders bike shop on the High Street.

  2. Hi Carl, really pleased to hear your feedback. The locations you mentioned are all on the list of five potentials and we hope to get them in place ASAP providing the funding is approved on Thursday.

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