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Cycling Projects

Sustainable Transport Projects in Worcestershire

Cycling Projects

Advanced Stop Lines

Using Developer Section 106 funding and other grants, Advanced Cycle Stop Lines are being introduced at a number of key transport junctions in the City of Worcester.

Barneshall Avenue to St. Mark's Close, Worcester new shared use path as part of NCN 45/Regional Route 44

Improvements have been made to the path between Barneshall Avenue and St. Mark's Close in Worcester. The section has been widened and is now shared use for pedestrians and cyclists. The street lighting has been improved and route made more direct around an electricity substation with an improved ramp and had rails at the St. Mark's Close end.

The route improvements cost £80k and this also involved land acquisition to widen the route. This has been funded from Big Lottery funding as part of the Connect2 Diglis project for this important part of the St. Peter's to City Centre cycle route.

St Mark's Close improved ramp and handrails

Barneshall

Bromwich Road Track, Worcester

Phase 1. New route for pedestrians and cyclists from Bromwich Road to Chapter Meadows. Part of the Connect2 project. Cost £70k. Completed.
Phase 2. Continuing phase 1 of route from Christopher Whitehead School playing field into Severn Trent land and joining the riverside path.
 
Route from Christopher Whitehead School to Severn Trent land

Phase 2 of route

Bromwich Road Track

Phase 2 of route

Bus Stop Improvements

Pershore High School Bus Bay Improvements

Worcestershire County Council has been working in partnership with Pershore High School to improve the movement of buses and pedestrians on the school site to make it a safer environment for students.

Phase 1 of the improvements introduced during the school summer holidays 2010, saw the marking out of new bus bays and pedestrian walkways, within the school site. This new system removes the need for buses to reverse in order to exit the site, and allows for safer pedestrian movement at the start and end of the school day.

Phase 2 of the scheme is looking at segregating the movement of cars, pedestrians and buses around the school site and will be carried out during 2011.

Whiteacres Surgery, Sandys Road, Malvern

Project: Installation of new bus shelter (including. hardstanding/footway link)

Why: New bus stop for Whiteacres Surgery (built 2006) funded from developer section 106 contributions

Cost: £5800

Before

Sandys Road

After

Westacres

Bus Stop Infrastructure

To complement the bus corridor improvements along Bromyard Road and Newtown Road, new bespoke bus shelters have been provided. In 'Choose How You Move' blue colour, shelters are intended to improve the travelling experience of passengers and where possible seating with handles has been provided. The rolling programme of installation will run from November 2010-March 2011. The shelters will be cleaned and maintained by Worcester City Council.

New shelters on Newtown Road at Turnpike House, Worcester

New shelters

New shelters Newtown Rd

Cherry Orchard (Withy Bed Way), Worcester new walk/cycle link

Connect2 route connecting directly to the new Diglis bridge from Waverley Street. This now provides a shared use route for pedestrians and cyclists. Cost £145k, funded from S106 and Big Lottery Funding. This project has now been completed with the link being named the 'Withy Bed Way' by the children of Cherry Orchard Primary School.

Cherry Orchard (Withy Bed Way) new walk/cycle link

New path from Diglis Bridge

Cherry Orchard new walk/cycle link

Cotswold Way, Worcester shared use path

Shared use path for pedestrians and cyclists on Cotswold Way between Ebrington Drive and Brindley Road. Construction Stage. Funded from S106 money.

Before

Hylton Road

After

Cotswold after

Diglis Bridge (Completed)

Walk/Cycle bridge south of Diglis Island, Worcester, was opened to the public in 2010.

Connect 2 Diglis Bridge 

Diglis Bridge

 

NCN46 Lower Wick to Diglis Bridge, Worcester improvements

A live project is enhancing signage for cyclists/pedestrians now that Diglis bridge has been completed. We are currently working on the 1st phase to provide new or improved signage between Powick Hams and Diglis Bridge.

Connect 2

Phase 2 of the project will provide enhanced signage on both banks of the Riverside to and from the City, a joint project with Worcester City Council.

Upper Howsell Road, Malvern

Completed scheme to introduce crossing improvements for pedestrians.

Worcester Bus Stop Project

Since September 2009 Worcestershire County Council has been installing new style bus stop flags (each one with SMS texting number) on bus stop poles and bus shelters in Worcester City. There is also an on-going bus stop pole replacement programme to replace damaged or old poles with new modular 'Bissell' poles.

Lowesmoor Bus Stop Bissell Pole and New Flag, Worcester

Lowesmoor Bus Stop

Worcester University Walking and Cycling Link Improvements

Croft Road car park footway widening and new footpath link to Sabrina bridge. Existing footway widened and new path to bridge to facilitate shared use for pedestrians and cyclists. Scheme completed. Cost £77k. From Worcester University S106 money to improve walking and cycling links between the University campuses.
 
Sabrina bridge footpath link
 
Sabrina bridge footpath link
 
Croft Road car park footway
 
Croft Road Car Park Footway
 

The following schemes are currently at feasibility stage. These form part of the Worcester University project:

Hylton Road - Changing the pelican crossing to a toucan with MOVA technology to allow a more reactive crossing for pedestrians and cyclists.

Hylton Road zebra crossing - Planned zebra crossing to link the flood bund path off Sabrina Bridge on Hylton Road to Holywell Hill to service this historically well used pedestrian route.

Holywell Hill Crossing

Holywell hill crossing

Hardwicke Close link - Improving the existing right of way for use by cyclists

Hylton Road/Henwick Road junction - New puffin crossing on Hylton Road south of the junction with improvements on the grass bank to facilitate use by pedestrians, wheel chair and push chair users to access the campus.

Croft Road - Zebra crossing linking new route off Croft Road car park with Castle Street campus.

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This page was last reviewed 10 January 2014 at 12:55.
The page is next due for review 9 July 2015.