Wolves on Wheels Reports
16 Wednesfield Road Bus Gate
Wednesfield Road Bus Gate
Redesign project. Now concluded satisfactorily. The Bus Gate has a cyclists' push button at the pedestrian crossing but facing into the bus lane which works the traffic signals straight away. Success!
WoWcc response to the Wolverhampton UDPhot! 03/28/2008
We lodged some objections to the Wolverhampton Unitary Development Plan. Our principal gripe was to preserve the railway trackbed between Low Level Station and Fowler's Park as a 'Greenway' to enable easy access for the hundreds of people who will be living in the Canalside Quarter to a green open space. The council mysteriously lost this sustained objection. Wednesfield Road now crosses a solid embankment in place of the old bridge and the trackbed is being filled to be part of the Springfield Brewery development. We may yet get a quiet route to the park but through the old brewery.
This is a consultation response by Wolves on Wheels to the WCC Road Safety Plan for 2009 to 2012. The campaign is pressing for broader targets that benefit the living [ quality of life improvements] as well as the reduction in casualties. A strong stance is taken in support of a default 20mph speed limit for the whole of Wolverhampton. A broader range of measures for improving conditions for cycling are also proposed.
2003. WCC consulted on its new cycling strategy. This is the campaign's response.
Wolves on Wheels' keynote presentation to the December 2005 WCC scrutiny panel into cycling looks at our cycling past, Cycling in the present Wolverhampton and the needs of the future - tackling the fear of speeding traffic to make streets that aren't traffic corridors but places where people want to lead active lifestyles outdoors. Places where they may walk, linger, play, gossip, shop, jog, feel safe and [hopefully] cycle. The message is 20's Plenty on residential streets. With thanks to Rod King of 20's Plenty for Us (http://www.20splentyforus.org.uk/).
WoWcc annual report 2002hot! 03/13/2008
Campaign Chair's report for 2001-2002
Wolverhampton to Tipton Cyclinghot! 03/28/2008
2007. The Cycling in Sandwell cycle network is shown on Sandwell's cycling map stopping halfway across the open ground called Weddall Wynd between Prince's End in Tipton and Batman's Hill in Bilston. This report presents first impressions of the problems of getting across this space on a W'ton to West Bromwich cycle trip. Since this was written we've found out that escaping horses and weekend motorbike scrambling are genuine problems. The report led to a site meeting and horse proof, improved cycle access across the Wynd is in the future works programme.
The consultation response from David Holman - the local CTC Right to Ride Representative to the proposals to change Wolverhampton city centre and make it nearly impossible to cycle across the city centre. See :- http://www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/business/regeneration/public_realm_improvements
2013. City Centre public realm consultation response from CTC Right to Ride Rep David Holman
Westminster /Avenuehot! 03/28/2008
3rd September 2003
Valley Park and the Cross City Routehot! 03/28/2008
Letter by WoWcc setting out the case for taking the NCN81 cross-city route through a local nature reserve. It's quite normal elsewhere in Britain but is found problematic by the self-proclaimed guardians of this LNR - the valley park bird group. NCN81 goes over a section of the LNR between Wildside Activity Centre Ramp on Hordern Road and Aldersley Stadium / Hugh Porter Way. (http://www.camcycle.org.uk/map/route/27272/)Â The grant money from the settlement appeared to be spent on fences and access barriers rather than an all-weather surface.
The Future Wolverhampton Cycle Forumhot! 03/28/2008
"I'm ashamed to have written a 20-odd page report on having a meeting" says WoWcc's David Holman. Nonetheless here is the only assessment of Cycle Fora in England and Wales and what Wolverhampton should do to improve on its then informal cycle forum. Â What happened next? We have fairly effective cycle forum headed by a councillor and used as a consultative body on matters cycling. The infrastructure sub-group look over the highway schemes and ask for changes. The forum defined the city cycle map and helped get it ready. See the City Cycle Forum section on this website. No sign of the 'Cycling in Wolverhampton' group yet though.Â
Sutherland Road to Westminster Avenuehot! 03/28/2008
Letter by WoWcc member Alastair Hopkins about planning issues related to the Battle of Britain pub. However the real interest is the popular but prohibited cycle route between Coton Rod, Sutherland Road and Westminster Avenue that enables riders to get between Goldthorn Hill and Penn.
WoWcc letter to the planning application consultation and inquiry on the development of Springfield Brewery site. The concerns at the time included preserving access along the old railway formation between Fowler's Park and Low Level station.
WoWcc submission to the WCC rights of way improvement plan consultation. November 2006
On the Move bid support letterhot! 03/18/2008
September 2003. Wolves on Wheels offered its support for WCC's entry into the DfT sustainable travel towns competition.