Charting Coventry's plans to be a bikeable city
As Coventry moves towards being City of Culture in 2021, a range of organisations including Great Places, the Canal and River Trust, Coventry City Council and the Historic Coventry Trust are working together to regenerate Coventry’s canal corridor and establish a cycle trail linking Sutton Stop in Longford with George Eliot’s house in Foleshill, Imagineer’s Daimler Powerhouse, the Canal Basin, FARGO and the developing Charterhouse Heritage Park.
This display charts the developing ideas for the trail and also launches Imagineer’s Wheel Ways project. Due for completion in 2021, it will include the creation of a sonic bike opera for Coventry; kinetic sculptures inspired and made by children and the development of new bicycles including the Buzz Bike, which enables people to experience music through vibration, and the Pal Bike, a reimagined version of the iconic Rudge companion cycle currently housed in Coventry Transport Museum.
Try out the Buzz Bike for yourself during the festival finale day on Saturday 22 September in University Square