Ramp shennanigans

At the same time as the Learning Centre is being refurbished, University Estates are taking the ‘opportunity’ to make life more difficult for cyclists and pedestrians travelling from the West Gate to University Centre. The ramp is to be obstructed with two chicanes  bringing cyclists and pedestrians into conflict.

Ramp by Learning Centre


Currently they share happily a 12ft wide pavement – soon two 3ft funnels will be in the way. No evidence has been produced to support this change – only the usual anti-cyclist sentiments from others. Perversely it is  pedestrians who stand to lose most as cyclists will travel closer to them. The quickest way down by bike will of course be to hammer down the steps at  20mph on an ATB, as now…

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