We're invited to review and comment on a further stage of the Gloucerstershire Cycle Spine development. Because it may be relevant to you, your families, friends etc we share it below. They invite you to respond directly but Roger Smith sits on the Gloucestershire Advisory Group so could emphasise key points.
Please find details below regarding a consultation on the next phase of the Gloucestershire Cycle Spine through Gloucester City Centre.
This scheme through Gloucester City Centre is part of the wider ambition for a Gloucestershire cycle spine, extending across the county from Stroud in the south to Bishop’s Cleeve in the north. It will contribute to a significant cycling and walking network across the county, improving quality and connectivity.
The scheme will provide full access to the 26-mile cycle spine from London Road to Southgate Street. It will connect to the docks in the south, a former industrial area which has transformed into a thriving and dynamic mixed community of businesses, visitors and residents. In the north, it will link to the B4063 Gloucester to Cheltenham cycle scheme at London Road.
It will support a Greener Gloucestershire, help reduce carbon emissions, supporting improvements to public health and making it easier for people to cycle and walk to work, homes and transport hubs.
The scheme proposals include:
· Construction of a critical link of the Gloucestershire Cycle Spine.
· Segregated cycle tracks where traffic speed and flows are higher.
· On street cycle provision elsewhere where traffic flows are low.
· Improvements for cyclists and pedestrians at (and adjacent to) junctions and roundabouts, including new and improved crossing points.
· Improvements at Kimbrose triangle, including formalised crossing points and new kerbs.
· Place making improvements through the pedestrianised gated streets.
· Reassigning parking spaces on Northgate and Southgate Street.
The route runs from London Road through Northgate Street, Southgate Street to the Saint Ann Way junction, including Llanthony Road. It covers approximately 2 km (1.2 miles) in length.
The scheme is split into the following sections:
Section 1 – London Road and Black Dog Way
Two single direction segregated cycle tracks and straight, segregated crossings at Black Dog Way / London Road junction.
Section 2 – Northgate Street to Parliament Street
On-carriageway cycling where traffic speed and flows are low between the bus gate at Black Dog Way and The Oxbode. This will also tie in with the major works for currently underway at the former Debenhams by University of Gloucestershire and the Forum Development.
Cyclist and pedestrian shared area through sections of Northgate and Southgate streets.
Section 3 – Parliament Street to St Ann Way
Improvements to Kimbrose Triangle including a formal crossing and new kerbs. Segregated two-way cycle track on west side of road. New pedestrian crossings and footway improvements
Section 4 – Llanthony Road to Spa Road
On-carriageway cycling over the swing bridge and new two-way cycle track to link to A430 Llanthony Road.
Please do take a look at the scheme consultation materials via the link below which includes plans, 3D visualisations, details, FAQs and a survey. If you wish to make any comments, please respond by no later than 7th August 2023. Your feedback will help shape the scheme, making sure that the final plan provides a safe, convenient and direct route
If you cannot access the online link or attend one of our events, a hard copy of the plans and/or feedback form can be requested via email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning 08000 514514.
The implementation of this scheme will be subject to the completion of some Traffic Regulation Orders (TRO) which are governed by statutory processes. Part of that process includes a formal public consultation but at this stage we will simply be seeking your informal views on the whole proposal before we start any formal TRO process. We would therefore welcome any comments that you may wish to make regarding the whole, or individual elements of the proposed scheme.
Public Share Events
The public share events provide an opportunity to meet the project team to discuss the project, view scheme plans/ details and provide any feedback that will form the next stages of the project development.
The event will be held at Gloucester Guildhall, located at 23 Eastgate Street, Gloucester GL1 1NS, on the following dates:
· Tuesday 11 July between 10am and 4pm, Bluecoat Room (2nd floor)
· Thursday 13 July between 12pm and 6pm, Fisher Room (3rd floor).
Business / Organisation? Please do share details of the scheme and public share events with your employees/members. There will be an opportunity for the general public to respond to a feedback survey on the website from the 26th June 2023.