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City centre to University of Bath: Beckford Road and North Road

Detailed plans: for cyclists

A cycle route between the city centre and the University of Bath

We are planning to create a new, high quality cycle route which is separated from motor traffic. A central part of this would be a new uphill cycle lane on Beckford Road.

How we will improve safety

We plan to separate the new cycle path from motor traffic in the following ways

  • By using bollards and splitter islands to separate cyclists from other vehicles. View similar traffic separators
  • By providing bypasses at bus stops, so that cyclists can remain within the cycle lane, even if there is a stationary bus. View a similar scheme
  • North Road would be closed to most motor traffic on an experimental basis, using a camera enforced ‘bus gate’ which would only allow buses, taxis, emergency vehicles and refuse vehicles. View a similar scheme

Separating cyclists from pedestrians

The proposals also include the creation of a new cycle path along the existing closed section of The Avenue, between its junctions with Beech Avenue and Norwood Avenue. 

The cycle path would be 3 metres wide and run alongside the existing footpath, but at the level of the original carriageway, so that cyclists are separate from pedestrians. Shrubs and trees that run alongside the path will be cut back where necessary to accommodate the cycle path.

Instructions on how to use our mapping tool
For an interactive map of the project area, use the button below. On the map, you can click on any section of the marked scheme roads to view more detailed documents:
  • Google satellite images of the current road layout and markings
  • Plan drawings of the changes we are proposing 
Compare current and proposed road layouts