If you are reading this and don't live in Lancaster, you might not know that both the river and the canal have tarmaced cyclepaths alongside them, but until now they have been linked by some steep and narrow steps.
Not only are the steps being widened...
but also a new cycle path is being built up a relatively gentle ramp to link the riverside cyclepath to the towpath...
...emerging just before the canal crosses over the A683 Caton Road on another bridge.
According to workmen on site, the ramp is due to open in January 2012
Why am I writing about this on the cohousing blog? Because once the new ramp is open, it will be much easier to cycle from Halton to a whole host of destinations close to the canal, including the Dukes Theatre, canalside pubs, the Gregson Arts and Community Centre, White Cross and the Hospital. The towpath isn't lit, so its not the first choice after dark, but the rest of the time it makes a excellent route to the whole east side of the city centre and beyond.