This article was published in 2005, in Newsletter 62.
Leys Avenue – Arbury Court – Alex Wood Road
There is a cut-through between Leys Avenue and the back of Arbury Court, and then through to Alex Wood Road. This is a useful route for cyclists from Arbury and Kings Hedges to get into town without having to ride on Arbury Road, which is relatively busy and can be unpleasant.
There are a few problems:
Because the barriers to cycling are so great around the back of the shops, it is actually rather easier to cycle through the pedestrian area in front of the shops. This is also a much more pleasant and safer place to be, given that it avoids both the vehicles around the back, and that it’s a busier and better-lit place to be after dark. It also could then link with the short shared use paths which link Arbury Court’s Arbury Road entrance with Campkin Road and homes in Kings Hedges.
For the minimal cost of removal of the railings and erecting a couple of signs we could have a very nice cycle facility at this point.