Derby closed road circuit & MTB skills area @ Velodrome plans scrapped
Been a few posts here about this and know a few people where following it with interestPosted 4 years ago
Looks like it won’t happen, at least for the time being
A massive shame
More detIled article here- http://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/Controversial-Sanctuary-cycle-track-abandoned/story-20813042-detail/story.htmlPosted 4 years ago
Planning revoked so sounds like the opportunity is gone forever
waste money on the tram.
People using phase one don’t seem to grumble,
A short term inconvenience which will have long term benefits for all.
As for Nottingham City throwing more money down the loo, not sure pinching Velodrome plans from Derby would be wasting money.Posted 4 years ago
TacoPosted 4 years ago
The velodrome is already about 90% built, it’s only the 1500m outside road circuit that you could ‘pinch’
If you feel petty neighbouring cities ‘oneupmanship’ is worthwhile over the loss this represents to cycling facilities in the whole East Midlands region (but also to local wildlife which has now lost having more land dedicated to it)
It could be built elsewhere in Derby, Moorways would be next best option but having it on the Velodrome site, adjecent several national cucle routes and along from a national standard BMX track made so much more sense for many reasonscpSubscriber
long term benefits for all.
trams are a waste of time… quaint and all that but ultimately an inflexible very expensive solution with loads of dangers to other road users, not least of which lethal slippy rails for cyclists to fall off on.
anyway, shame for Derby not to get the track.Posted 4 years ago
Let’s just say, it’s run by a company who are in it for a profit and the fares don’t cover that.
Very similar to wind turbines, nice idea, but the money doesn’t flow in the direction people think it does. Anyway, this post isn’t about Nottingham tram, it’s about the loss of a velodrome so my apologies to the OP for side tracking his thread.Posted 4 years ago
it’s about the loss of a velodrome so my apologies to the OP for side tracking his thread.
Agreed, My apologies too.
Seems such a waste of land, I’m sure there’s way’s they could build the development while encouraging local wildlife,Posted 4 years ago
No vision of living in harmony with other life seems to be across all modern day developments.
It’s about not having a closed road track outside to accompany the already 90% complete velodrome
This makes this even more bizarre! Why go to the lengths of building a veldrome and not complement it track outdoors?!
I’m all for supporting wildlife but as mt^^ points out, its Derby, not Derbyshire.Posted 4 years agodazzydwMember
I live in Derby, my family are all into bikes, can’t wait for the velodrome, and this decision really %^$!£@s me off. Ironic that the track layout was already an utterly compromised L-shape, to keep the twitchers happy, that it was almost not worth it anyway. The council approves it, twitchers lodge an appeal and ‘the delays’ are a nice excuse to u-turn. There are so many other bad council decisions that these nimbys don’t get involved in. But oh no, some cyclists are getting some funding for cool high quality useful stuff that anyone can use. They must be stopped. Save the toxic waste dump.Posted 4 years ago
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