Overgrown shared usage path
Reported in the Hedges / trees on rights of way category anonymously at 23:02, Sun 29 December 2019
Sent to Warwickshire County Council 2 minutes later
Every day I cycle from Kenilworth to Warwick using the A429, Coventry Road, linking Leek Wootten to Warwick. I cycle on the shared use path that goes down the one side. The road, where vehicles travel is always kept extremely clear and clean, I assume by road sweepers. The cyclepath/pedestrian walkway has over the last few years become increasingly thinner as the hedge has crept on to the tarmac and at current the whole path is strewn with leaf litter, fruit dropped from trees and at the edges the grass is starting to take over the tarmac. At the moment the problem is only minor and the stuff on the ground is inconvenient but not dangerous, however I can see how this build-up could become dangerous over time. All I am asking is that a road sweeper, or similar device is run down the shared usage pathway as well as the road to ensure the cycle path stays clear on this vital link between Kenilworth and Warwick. Alternatively when the road sweeper is run down the road, perhaps all the stuff from the pavement could be swept or blown into the road first? Thanks! :~)
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Posted by county highways at 09:24, Mon 30 December 2019
This issue seems to have been reported twice, but the problem persists. The leaf build up is damp, slippery and presents a hazard in two ways: a) cyclists move over to the road side of the path, & b) the debris is slippy, particularly after rain.
Posted anonymously at 10:05, Wednesday 4 March 2020