Way back in November 2019 remember when things were normal! Warwick District Council invited residents and community groups in Kenilworth to take part in an information gathering exercise for Abbey Fields. As part of the consultation a number of drop in sessions were held.

The findings can be found here 870 people said they were most happy with the view, landscape, lakes, meadows and historical features. 80% of the respondents to the survey (790 people responded) said they wanted cycling to be allowed in the green space at Abbey Fields.

What emerged from the survey is that there is ‘a clear view that a separate cycling path is needed for Abbey Fields as the existing infrastructure is not wide enough to allow safe duel usage’.

Photo By David Hunt - Own work, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=722363

2 Comments

  1. Paul Ablett on 30 January 2021 at 10:10 am

    I think there is desperate need for cycle paths through abbey Fields especially as a link between the existing cycle routes. We have a bizarre situation when you exit the cycle route through Castle Farm and then need to climb a steep hill, ride a busy section of congested road and then cross over oncoming traffic to join the cycle route alongside Finham Brook.
    A route through Abbey Fields, half of which is already a road for occasionally used by cars, would be flat, safe and reduce congestion on Abbey Hill.

  2. MIKE THOMAS on 3 February 2021 at 4:28 pm

    A cycle path linking the National Cycle Network on either sides of Abbey Fields is long overdue. The Kenilworth Greenway and routes from Bridge Street to Warwick university are brilliant. What’s needed is a safe path to cross the Abbey Fields so cyclists (especially children) can safely get to Rouncil Lane safely. The alternatives around Abbey Fields are simply not safe for kids.

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