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Towpaths, bridges and lock-sides can become slippery at this time of year and snow can conceal boat mooring rings and ropes.
It is part of a wider project called the Birmingham Cycle Revolution which intends to encourage more people on to bikes by making towpaths and roads safer and more practical.
She makes a crass comment in response to muggers preying on cyclists on Birmingham's canal towpaths: "We are proud of how we have been able to transform the canal towpaths and make them an attractive place for people to cycle and walk.
Neighbourhood wardens already patrol these canal towpaths, as do police officers on mountain bikes, which gives them the safety factor and reassurrance that some people need.
A MAN was subjected to a serious sexual assault after being ambushed on a canal towpath.
Ian Lane, from the Canal & River Trust, said: "As in many inner city areas, there are hotspots of anti-social behaviour that can occur and our canals and towpaths are no exception.
During 2015, more than 20 million visits were made to Canal & River Trust's towpaths in the Manchester and Pennines region, prompting the charity to call on visitors in Huddersfield to help protect the special atmosphere which has made these spaces so popular.
THIS is a walk in beautiful countryside using lanes and canal towpaths as well as delightful field paths.
The Canal and River Trust said that since Christmas, volunteers, aged from eight to 80, gave close to 3,000 hours to repair towpaths, rebuild walls and clean up mud across the region.
West Midlands Police said patrols had been stepped up on canal towpaths.
The money will be used to improve around 15 miles of canal towpaths, and the work will take place along the Birmingham Main Line, Birmingham & Fazeley, Grand Union and Worcester & Birmingham canals.
The walks, which will take place throughout September, October and November, will include the canal towpaths.
But as the numbers of people using the nation's towpaths reaches record levels, the Canal & River Trust is hoping the new duck lane on the Calder and Hebble Navigation between Elland and Brookfoot will highlight the narrowness of the space that is being shared by a range of people and wildlife.
IT'S on record that the number of people using towpaths is up by 30 per cent in five years.
After scooping PS17 million this summer to promote cycling, the city council is now planning to turn canal towpaths into bike networks.