Latest updates on Bromsgrove's walking and cycling enhancements

Bromsgrove Published Thursday, 14th March 2019

Work on the first of several major crossing improvements in Bromsgrove will begin this month.

Worcestershire County Council is making the improvements, thanks to the £3.4m National Productivity Investment Fund funding awarded to them by the Department for Transport (DfT) last year.
The zebra crossing along Windsor St, Bromsgrove is the first to undergo improvement works, with onsite works due to start on the week commencing Monday, 18 March.
The crossing will be realigned to enable better access to the crossing for pedestrians, wheelchair and mobility scooter users and people with pushchairs. 

Councillor Ken Pollock, Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Economy and infrastructure for Worcestershire County Council said: "These works around Bromsgrove are an essential part of our walking and cycling improvements across Worcestershire.

"The aim is to create a walking and cycling network that is simple and easy to use, offering an alternative to driving for residents and visitors. This in turn, will have a positive impact on congestion and air pollution."

The crossing improvement works, will build on already carried out minor works, allowing the County Council's plans for improvements to the walking and cycling network in Bromsgrove to progress.

Further improvements to crossing locations include Hanover St/ Worcester Rd Zebra crossings, Kidderminster Rd crossing (by Sanders Park), Market St Crossing (near Asda) and Birmingham Rd toucan crossing (near Travis Perkins).

In total, 9 routes have been identified using quieter streets to link key destinations such as the train station to the town centre.

The routes will see pathway and road resurfacing to improve journey comfort, upgrading of the lighting to LED lamps, clearer comprehensive route signing to include location, distance and time markers, the dropping of kerbs and the introduction of tactile paving at crossing points to improve accessibility.

A large amount of these minor works have already commenced across the network.