Bromsgrove Walking and Cycling Scheme Latest Updates

Published Monday, 16th September 2019

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.

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