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Activities | Canal & River Trust | Cycling | Waterway Issue

IWA Issues New Advice on Towpath Cycling

IWA Issues New Advice on Towpath Cycling

Issue date: 16th January 2014

The Inland Waterways Association (IWA) has issued new advice on towpath cycling in response to the increase in demand for new or continuing use of canal and river towpaths as cycle routes.

IWA acknowledges the wider benefits of encouraging the population to cycle . . . → Read More: IWA Issues New Advice on Towpath Cycling

Activities | Angling | Canal & River Trust | Canoeing | Cycling | Liveaboards | Mooring Strategies | Politics | Walking | Waterway Communities | Waterway Issue | Waterway News | Waterway Politics | Wildlife

CRT's Richard Parry outlines Plans for more effective engagement with Users

8th November 2013

After a busy summer visiting waterway festivals, attending user group meetings, speaking at stakeholder gatherings and simply listening to anyone who had a view, Richard Parry, the CEO of Canal & River Trust has come to the conclusion that “All our many users, especially boaters, are vital to the . . . → Read More: CRT’s Richard Parry outlines Plans for more effective engagement with Users

Anti-social behaviour | Canal & River Trust | Cycling | Walking | Waterway Communities

Cyclists and pedestrians can share space on canal towpaths

From The Guardian, November 1st 2012

Cyclists should give way to pedestrians as the more vulnerable party, to encourage people to share the towpath considerately.

Walking or cycling along the UKs busiest towpath is at times an unnerving experience, with cyclists, and people on foot jostling for limited space.

Like many urban waterways, Regents Canal . . . → Read More: Cyclists and pedestrians can share space on canal towpaths

Activities | Angling | Canal & River Trust | Canoeing | Cycling | Environment | Heritage | Maintenance | Stoppages | Waterway Communities | Wildlife

Trent & Mersey Canal breach Appeal

The Canal & River Trust have launched an appeal to raise funds to help repair the breach on the Trent & Mersey canal caused by the extraordinary recent weather.

The 240-year-old Trent & Mersey Canal is a bustling artery of our canal network and key part of the Cheshire Ring providing jobs in the local . . . → Read More: Trent & Mersey Canal breach Appeal

Canal & River Trust | Cycling | Volunteering

Wiggo Gives CRT the Thumbs Up

26 July 2012

Team Sky and Bradley Wiggins, the first ever British Tour de France winner, have lent their support to the Canal & River Trust, by donating an autographed Team Sky cycle jersey for auction.

The jersey was sold for £1300 on Ebay, with the entirety of the proceeds going directly to the . . . → Read More: Wiggo Gives CRT the Thumbs Up

Cycling | Walking | Waterway Communities

Cyclists and pedestrians clash over towpaths

Published in Islington Tribune: November 25, 2011

by PETER GRUNER

A SPLIT emerged this week in Islington’s cyclist and pedestrian coalition over how to deal with the worsening conflict on the towpath.

The coalition group has approved a statement by British Waterways saying the Regent’s Canal towpath is under huge, unsustainable pressure and calling for . . . → Read More: Cyclists and pedestrians clash over towpaths

Cycling | Waterway Communities

Bumpy start for speed humps as Regent’s Canal towpath cyclists give them a miss | Islington Tribune

The Islington Tribune reports:

Safety measures branded ‘virtually useless’ and an obstacle to wheelchair-users

Published: September 16, 2011

by PETER GRUNER

MEASURES to slow down speeding cyclists on narrow towpaths along the Regent’s Canal in Islington were branded “virtually useless” by campaigners for safe walking this week.

The speed humps installed by British Waterways do, . . . → Read More: Bumpy start for speed humps as Regent’s Canal towpath cyclists give them a miss | Islington Tribune

Angling | Canal & River Trust | Cycling | Volunteering | Walking | Waterway Communities | Waterway News | Wildlife

Community Mooring Strategies to be set up in Staffordshire

District and Parish Councillors in Lichfield were given an early insight into the way that British Waterways will become a charitable civic society in April 2012. The presentation highlighted the key elements of how the new charity will be governed and the way that local authorities will be able to have a direct influence on . . . → Read More: Community Mooring Strategies to be set up in Staffordshire

Activities | Cycling | Waterway Communities | Waterway News

Debrett's cyclist etiquette guide for London canals

Little Venice on Regents Canal Regents Canal is the busiest section of canal in London

Cyclists are being asked to adopt Victorian-style manners and make sure they "ting ting" when approaching pedestrians on London’s busy towpaths.

British Waterways said complaints from pedestrians and cyclists sharing Regents Canal led it to issue a guide from etiquette . . . → Read More: Debrett’s cyclist etiquette guide for London canals