SUSTRANS Millennium Milestone - Willaston, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 53° 17.302 W 003° 00.404
30U E 499551 N 5904350
Quick Description: This is one of 1000 cycle path mileposts sponsored by Royal Bank of Scotland to celebrate both the millennium and the SUSTRANS national cycle network.
Location: North West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 6/23/2019 7:48:47 AM
Waymark Code: WM10TQ5
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
Views: 1

Long Description:
This milestone is on national cycle route 56, which primarily connects Chester Town Hall with Liverpool Town Hall via the Wirral and a trip on the Mersey Ferrey.

This milestone in the Wirral is following a section of The Wirral Way which follows the former Birkenhead Railway line that has been converted to a rails to trails route. It is at a point near the former Hadlow Road railway station where the line had a crossing with the road

SUSTRANS is an organisation that promotes the use of cycles as a green form of transport. A national network of cycle routes is being developed in conjunction with local councils. Wherever possible the routes avoid roads, but in some places have to share the road network.

As part of the millennium celebrations 1000 mileposts were installed at various positions throughout the whole SUSTRANS network.

Sustrans commissioned four artists from the four countries of the United Kingdom to design cast iron ‘Millennium Mileposts’, but each design was spread throughout the network rather than being only installed in the country of birth of the artist.

This English Style milepost was designed by Brighton based Jon Mills, entitled “The Fossil Tree”. The post takes the form of an abstract tree with relief imagery of fossils depicting the passage of time from early primitive creatures to the ultimate demise of fossil fuel driven technology.
Condition: Immaculate

Material: Metal

12M CHESTER              NESTON 2M

Name of road: National Cycle Trail 56

Date placed: Not listed

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