Category Archives: Cycle Lane

Mile End Highway updates

Turner Road sinking
As you may have seen Turner Road is sinking in places and each time road repairs are undertaken by Essex County Council (ECC) they simply fail. Following our complaints ECC have now agreed to undertake an investigation to find the cause of the issues and implement a long term solution. We will update you once we have further details.
Bakers Lane & Bergholt Road
Essex County Council have confirmed that Bakers Lane will undergo some partial resurfacing this financial year (2016/17) and we are awaiting to see if Bergholt Road has made it to the list.
Mile End Road cycle lane
You may have noticed work starting on the £750,000 Mile End Road cycle lane  by Essex County Council. To be clear, we have objected to this project when we first found out about it and have supported a formal complaint made by the Colchester Cycling campaigners as they don’t support the project either.
We have asked ECC to replace all trees which have been removed and also suggested places where further trees should be put in along Mile End Road. The pinch point at the bottom of Mile End Road is also not yet resolved and we are pushing for ECC to share the designs for this area.
Martin Goss, Dominic Graham, Phil Coleman & Anne Turrell

Propelair Way/Bergholt Road station cycle path repairs

After over a year of the team consistently chasing Essex County Council whom at one stage even denied owning the cycle path, it has finally been repaired. The cycle path was subsiding and in a poor state of repair.
We of course continue to chase the poor state of Bergholt Road, along with Turner Road, Mill Road and Kingswood Road which need urgent and long lasting repairs.

If there are any other issues you wish to raise with us, please do not hesitate to get in touch.


Martin Goss, Dominic Graham, Phil Coleman & Anne Turrell

Mile End Road cycle lane update

We have been working hard on your behalf to raise all of the concerns directly to Essex County Council about the cycle lane. The latest design proposes the lane will only be down the west side of the road (odd numbers) rather than split as per the previous design.

The latest proposals from Essex County Council can be seen below in 4 PDF documents below:


Work to remove trees will begin on 2nd March on the east side of the road (even numbers) and these trees will be replaced later in the year.

Work on the cycle lane will begin on 7th March and residents may be directly affected by the works. Some driveway access may become blocked or parking inaccessible. Essex County Council have assured us they will write to residents directly.

We must be clear that we are not in support of this cycle lane whatsoever, have never requested it and believe the funding could be better spend on other cycling projects in our area. However, Government have given the £750k of funding to Essex County Council for this specific project and therefore they must spend it only on this project.

If you have any queries or concerns regarding this or any other matter, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Kind regards

Martin Goss       Dominic Graham             Phil Coleman          Anne Turrell