£200 per metre

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by classic33, 12 Jun 2018.

  1. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    What type of off-road surface dressing costs £200 per metre?

    Local council awarded £1,450,000 to make a canal towpath into a dual use cycleway.
  2. OP

    classic33 Legendary Member

    For a new road you could use about £100-£150/sqm (Assuming a lot of things such as land/planning/preparation is not required and that there would be no significant structures/earthworks ).

    So for 10miles that would be about 15million quid assuming a 8.3m xsection.


    Surface in most parts were brought upto a off-road walking route standard, including major works related to it only a few years ago. They've to change the surface dressing for cycles.
  3. Well they've got to factor in the cost of 300 'Cyclists Dismount' signs.
  4. glasgowcyclist

    glasgowcyclist Charming but somewhat feckless

    Scot Gov is spending £21,468 per metre to widen a 17.7km stretch of the A82 by 1.2m! Total spend is £380,000,000.
  5. srw

    srw It's a bit more complicated than that...

    If they're going to do the job properly they need to excavate the existing path, lay proper foundations and drains before putting on the tarmac top layer.

    Perhaps if you provided a link to the reports someone who properly understands these things can tell you where the fairly modest budget is going.
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  6. OP

    classic33 Legendary Member

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  7. OP

    classic33 Legendary Member

    Major work you list above has already been carried out. It's the surface dressing that requires changing.
  8. srw

    srw It's a bit more complicated than that...

    Show us the link.

    There's no way that a footpath's foundations are adequate for a bike path.
  9. OP

    classic33 Legendary Member

    It's not as wide as a single lane road. A skid steer can block it entirely.
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  11. Why give a link when you can stretch the info over a hundred posts, you don't get to be a prolific poster that way :rolleyes:
  12. whiskywheels

    whiskywheels Guest

    Road surface? That's about what I pay for my hi-fi speaker cables.
  13. Bobby Mhor

    Bobby Mhor Wasn't born to follow

    It all breaks down..
    £1 million to use as thank yous
    250, 000 to do the works
    200,000 for party before and final topping out....

    I'm only kidding, honest
  14. MichaelW2

    MichaelW2 Über Member

    £2 per centimeter is easier for me comprehend.
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  15. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

    On 3 Wheels
    Still using the cheapo stuff then :whistle:
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