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Monday, 28 April 2008

Signing ride 26th April

I conducted a signing ride from Beighton to Ecclesfield on Route 67 and I think I can confirm that temporary signing is in place throughout.
The key locations that require permanent signing are:

Mosborough Parkway where routes 6 & 67 split. This has been requested many times and we were told that signs had been ordered but nothing has appeared.

Chapeltown Greenway where the "forest loop" and the main route diverge. Signs are still pointing in the wrong direction here and direct people to walk along the active railway line.

Other issues I noted were:

There is litter throughout. Particularly bad were:

Arena - Shepcote lane. (Tinsley Park Rd) Rocks had been placed here to prevent vehicles entering for fly-tipping but these have been moved so fly-tipping has returned

Stone Lane/Coisley Hill.

Maintenance/other issues:-

High Hazel Park - Europa Link. This has an impressive breed line and muddy section on the downhill section - the most dangerous parts are obscured by dips. As this could be taken at quite a high speed it is particularly hazardous.

Off-road motorcyclists are a problem at Beighton & around the fringes of Rother Valley Country Park.

There is a potential link between Eckington and Renishaw. This is a very fast & narrow road. The pavement is quite good and wouldn't take very much upgrading for shared use. Are we in Derbyshire here?

Off the NCN, Mill Lane between between Mosborough and Renishaw, is sadly infested with fly-tipping.

Are the TPT offfice, Sustrans Streetforce and other street cleansing agencies doing anything to link with the CPRE's
Stop the Drop litter campaign, headed by Bill Bryson?

See http://www.cpre.org.uk/campaigns/stop-the-drop/litter-and-fly-tipping

Simon Geller
Sustrans Liaison Ranger - Sheffield /NE derbyshire
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