At last – a tarmac coating for cycle route into town!

 

The surface has been scraped ready for tarmac to be laid.
The surface has been scraped ready for tarmac to be laid.

I am pleased to say that at least part off an unofficial cycle route into town is getting upgraded.

I am talking about the muddy pathway that leads from the London Road onto the Grosvenor bridge across the River Avon and under the main London rail line up onto the towpath of the Kennet and Avon Canal.

The route from the Grosvenor Bridge leading to the canal towpath.
The route from the Grosvenor Bridge leading to the canal towpath.

Seems cyclists are being asked to take another route during Wednesday daytime as tarmac is being laid and the contractors  don’t want our tyre-marks in the soft, pre-set surface.

Passing that way today – Monday, June 30th – l was told things should be firm enough for use by Wednesday evening.

This is great news for everybody using that route – including people who may be persuaded to walk up onto the towpath and then turn right across the rail footbridge to locate the Cleveland Pools. Bath’s open air Georgian lido which is currently hoping for a Heritage Lottery grant to help with restoration costs.

Great to see that pathway is being improved – as it was for too long just a mixture of broken stone and muddy pools for pedestrians and cyclists alike.

It’s also good to know that the route up onto the towpath is being left alone. It is teeming with wildlife and should be left in its natural state.

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