Sustainable Transport Projects in Worcestershire
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
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
Bromwich Road Track
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
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
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.
Why: New bus stop for Whiteacres Surgery (built 2006) funded
from developer section 106 contributions
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
Cherry Orchard (Withy Bed Way), Worcester new walk/cycle
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
Cherry Orchard (Withy Bed Way) 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.
Diglis Bridge (Completed)
Walk/Cycle bridge south of Diglis Island, Worcester, was opened
to the public in 2010.
Connect 2 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.
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
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
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
Sabrina bridge footpath link
Croft Road car park footway
The following schemes are currently at feasibility
stage. These form part of the Worcester University
Hylton Road - Changing the pelican crossing to a toucan with
MOVA technology to allow a more reactive crossing for pedestrians
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
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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