Wednesday, 20 September 2017

A New Footpath

18 months ago Susan wrote "A Greenway to Replace the Railway". A meeting was held about 12 months ago to discuss the project; specifications, financing and the like, at which number of options were put forwards.

I don't know which option has been taken - either 2 metres wide, pedestrian only, or 3 metres wide pedestrians, bikes horses and skaters, but I do know work has started. I hadn't heard anything further on the project since last October, but I met TimB and Gaynor for a walk last Friday in Chaumussay and was rather surprised.

This is looking from Chaumussay towards le Grand Pressigny

 Looking from Chaumussay to Preuilly
Most of the track has gone from this section 

I will have to keep my eyes open - I hope there will be some sort of announcement about the opening, but you can't take these things for granted.

7 comments:

  1. They have done the same with the Richelieu to Chinon line. The work was well underway when we were there in August.

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    1. It seems to me that this is a most sensible use of the space.

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  2. The Marie in Preuilly-sur-Claise should be able to put an end to your wondering. Either 2 or 3m wide, it will be a wonderful resource for the local community.

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    1. Yes, I've no doubt. It's just a question of whether one of us can be bothered to go down there and ask. The answer will soon reveal itself anyway.

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  3. There is work going on along the Loire between us and Blois and Chaumont in the other direction. We're hoping it's a bike path. We'll go exploring soon!

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  4. Normalement, due to open end May...

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    1. Thanks for that. I'm looking forward to it. It's a really nice route.

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