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I took the Cole Valley route to work this morning for the first time in a few months. There were a few changes...

These annoying things have been painted green, there are five of them between Stratford Road and the Ackers.

The path visible above has been resurfaced but it ends at the bend so only about 30 yards of the 400 yard (ish)section is new.

There's a new path and landscaping between Formans Road and Warwick Road...

It isn't supposed to be a cycle path and is quite sandy but it is ride-able. There's also a new decked section...

Parallel to this, the main path use to get very muddy with big puddles. It has now been raised slightly and resurfaced which is good news. Hopefully it will stop the puddles.

If you don't know the Cole Valley Route it's worth checking it out. It links Grand Union canal and Stratford / Worcester canals as part of a traffic free loop from the city centre.

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Comment by Rupert Johnson on May 28, 2012 at 10:38

Those gates are called squease gap gates and are designed so bicycles are easily lifted over and motorcycles are not. 

They are an evil nessecity unfortunately in this day and age.  We have to stop motorcycles from accessing the land as their continued use destroys habitat and makes the paths rutted and dangerous for other path users.

If anyone has any bright ideas on how to stop motorcycles and the antisocial behavior associated with with them I would be happy to lend an ear.

Comment by LS on May 28, 2012 at 10:48

Police respond to report by public, confiscate and destroy.

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