Bromsgrove Walking and Cycling Scheme Latest Updates

Published Thursday, 5th March 2020

Tackling congestion using the £5m pledged by Cabinet in addition to £6.6 million won as part of a bid to Department for Transport. The Bromsgrove Walking and Cycling Scheme is part of this.

05 March 2020

Major bridge and crossing improvement work to get underway 

Work to improve walking and cycling crossings on Market Street and Mill Lane in Bromsgrove is set to get underway later this month (Monday 16 March).

The footbridge across Spadesbourne Brook is being replaced with a wider bridge to provide improved connectivity between Market Street and Mill Lane. Then the controlled crossing points on Market Street and Mill Lane are being relocated to ensure they align with the bridge to improve pedestrian safety in the area.

This work is part of Worcestershire County Council’s scheme in Bromsgrove to improve walking and cycling routes across the town. 

For the full story, please read: Major bridge and crossing improvement work to get underway

March Update

Completed schemes

Widened 3.0m shared use path Pig Alley with brand new lamp columns, bollards and new drainage
Windsor Street Zebra Crossing and footway and improved drainage improvements 
Broad Street 20mph and traffic calming
New 3.0m shared use path Phase 1 Sanders Park 
New 3.0m plus 3.5m widened shared use paths Phase 2 Sanders Park
Shared Path widening and bollards to prevent parking on Watt Close
Upgrade crossing to Toucan with shared us path and widened park entrance plus new access for pedestrians and cyclist on Kidderminster Road
Shared path widening Stoke Road and Nelson Road
Shared path widening and dropped kerbs plus bollards on Charford Road
Roads resurfaced on Churchfields, South Road and Broad Street
2.5m widened shared use path Arundel Drive to New Road
2.5m widened shared us path New Road to Bant Mill Road
New central island uncontrolled crossing with tactiles on Crabtree Lane
New double yellow lines Drummond Road and bollards removed to allow full width of footway to be used by pedestrians
Bad road surfaces patched and repaired brought forward after we highlighted to maintenance teams
Old type drain gully grids upgraded to new type that allow cycle wheels to go over safely

Ongoing or upcoming schemes

Hanover Street – Upgrading an existing zebra crossing to a pelican crossing works, currently under construction
Market Street – x2 existing pelican crossings to be upgraded to toucan crossings, some segregated and shared use cycle ways to be introduced 
Charford Road – widening of existing bridge connecting Pig Alley to Charford Road
Charford Road - Footway widening to accommodate shared use between Pig Alley and Lyttleton Avenue, installation of a uncontrolled crossing point
Sanders Park – Phase 3, upgrade of central footpaths and upgrade of the bridge
Garrington Road access gate
Oakalls Path off Valencia Road – Public Right of Way to be widened and upgraded to accommodate cyclists

21 January 2020

Busy Bromsgrove crossing set for important upgrade 

A busy crossing in Bromsgrove is set for an upgrade, to offer safer and more convenient access across the road for pedestrians. 

The crossing at the junction of Worcester Road and Hanover Street is set to be upgraded to a Puffin crossing – a crossing that allows pedestrians and traffic to be managed more efficiently, using detectors that respond to demand. The two existing Zebra crossings on the exit from Worcester Road will be retained.

For the full story, please read: Busy Bromsgrove crossing set for important upgrade

10 January 2020

Work to start on Broad Street

As part of a wider scheme to improve walking and cycling in Bromsgrove, the junctions of Providence Road and Melbourne Road with Broad Street have been identified as an area where road safety can be improved for pedestrians and cyclists.

The speed limit will be reduced from 30mph to 20mph, between the junction of York Road and Crabtree Lane. 

This restriction will be enforced by five sets of speed cushions, on the immediate approach to the junctions on Broad Street with Melbourne Road and Providence Road.

Work is set to get underway, week beginning 13th January.

16 September 2019

Improved crossing near Sanders Park coming soon

The crossing on Kidderminster Road, leading to the entrance of Sanders Park in Bromsgrove, is set to be upgraded to a toucan crossing – a crossing that is suitable for cyclists, pedestrians and mobility scooters. 

Upgrades will also take place on the approach to the crossing on both sides of the road with shared use footways for pedestrians and cyclists being newly installed.

These works are part of Worcestershire County Council’s scheme continuing across Bromsgrove to improve walking and cycling routes across the town. 

For the full story, please read: Improved crossing near Sanders Park coming soon

10 September 2019

Bromsgrove’s Pig Alley improvements were Back to School ready

Works to improve Pig Alley in Bromsgrove were completed on Tuesday 3 September ready for local students to return to school after the summer holidays.

The latest in the long line of improvements to walking and cycling routes in Bromsgrove, focused on improving to the appearance and accessibility at Pig Alley, which sits between two schools.

The works included widening the path to allow for use by pedestrians, cyclists and those using mobility scooters, improving drainage and updating the lighting to make it more effective and more efficient.

The improvements were part of Worcestershire County Council’s scheme to improve walking and cycling routes in Bromsgrove – a scheme that has already made a big difference in the area since it started last Autumn.

For the full story, please read: Bromsgrove's Pig Alley improvements were Back to School ready

15 July 2019

Improvements to Pig Alley, Bromsgrove

Further works are set to get underway next week as part of Worcestershire County Council’s commitment to improving walking and cycling routes across Bromsgrove.

The programme of works is part of the Department for Transport’s National Productivity Investment Fund to update and introduce new walking and cycling routes. Works in Bromsgrove started last Autumn with the aim of giving local residents a viable alternative to short car journeys.

The scheme will improve the walking and cycling infrastructure and will deliver 6 brand new recognised walking and cycling pathways in the area as well as improving those already in place.

The latest in a long list of improvement works will be at Pig Alley, with works set to start on Monday 22 July. The works will improve the appearance and accessibility of the area and will include widening the path to an average width of 3m, improving the drainage and updating the lighting in the area.

For the full story, please read: Bromsgrove walking and cycling improvements take another step forward

28 May, 2019

Improvements to Sanders Park, Bromsgrove

Work has now started on a programme of works to install a series of new, wider paths to improve walking and cycling routes through Sanders Park in Bromsgrove.

The programme of works includes a new 3.50m wide shared path which will run from Whitford Road in the east to Kidderminster Road to the north then south down to Watt Close.

There is also a 2.0m wide path being installed that will go from Leadbetter Drive across the playing fields to the small bridge over Battlefield Brook.

The wider paths will allow the park to be accessed by more users during all times of the year in all weathers.

 

14 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.

 For the full story, please read: Latest updates on Bromsgrove's walking and cycling enhancements