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Author Topic: Halifax - Keighley cycle route through tunnel?  (Read 798 times)
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« on: January 01, 2018, 10:47:16 pm »


A campaign to use the long-disused Queensbury Tunnel for a cycle route, instead of permanently sealing it.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jan/01/new-push-to-make-englands-longest-cycle-tunnel-a-reality
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« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2018, 04:48:19 pm »


A campaign to use the long-disused Queensbury Tunnel for a cycle route, instead of permanently sealing it.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jan/01/new-push-to-make-englands-longest-cycle-tunnel-a-reality

Excellent.

The campaign to get the Two Tunnels path open in Bath went on for at least 10 years, and having finally succeeded, has been a great success in getting people out and about walking, running and cycling. Removing both a huge hill and busy traffic does really open up scope for people to cycle journeys they would never have attempted before (in the case of the Two Tunnels these are mainly leisure journeys along with a few commuters).

There was much concern about having such a long tunnel on a cycle route before it went ahead (I wasn't convinced myself that it would attract people to use it, especially if any incident had occurred just once inside it) but having the integrated music within it has been very successful, and as the article states, the tunnel itself has become a visitor attraction.
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« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2018, 10:33:14 am »

There is a petition, if anybody has connections with the area: tiny.cc/queensburytunnel
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« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2018, 10:36:04 am »

Looks like the ball could be passed to the Local Authority
https://news.sky.com/story/campaigners-say-deal-close-to-turn-queensbury-railway-line-into-uks-longest-cycle-tunnel-11197070
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« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2018, 10:55:07 am »

Looks promising, but I hope the importance of getting good connecting routes either side isn't forgotten. One of the reasons the Two Tunnels in Bath work so well is that they link to the river/canal path on one side and the old railway path on the other, so you can do a 12-mile, almost entirely traffic-free circuit. As it stands the Queensbury Tunnel wouldn't really go anywhere, though there are fragments of a railway path here and there. Completing a through route to Halifax, at the very least, ought to be a priority.
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« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2018, 06:16:34 pm »

Looks promising, but I hope the importance of getting good connecting routes either side isn't forgotten. One of the reasons the Two Tunnels in Bath work so well is that they link to the river/canal path on one side and the old railway path on the other, so you can do a 12-mile, almost entirely traffic-free circuit. As it stands the Queensbury Tunnel wouldn't really go anywhere, though there are fragments of a railway path here and there. Completing a through route to Halifax, at the very least, ought to be a priority.

Yes obviously true, but even getting a route out into the countryside is valuable. There are many people in Bath who walk or cycle through the two tunnels just to get to Midford to stop at the pub or walk around there. I don't know the Queensbury area but some of the urban Pennine valleys have some stunning landscape which would be an attraction in itself.
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