Improvements to make walking safer
We plan to install continuous footways at the Forrester Road and Beckford Gardens junctions with Beckford Road. This is a relatively new method of giving people priority over vehicles, where side roads join main roads. The level of the road surface at the junction is raised to the same height as the pavement, with gentle ramps for drivers. The road surface also changes, to give the appearance that the pavement continues across the entrance of the side road. There are also ‘give way’ lines to show vehicles they have to give priority to people crossing.
Separating cyclists from pedestrians
The proposals also include the creation of a new cycle path to separate cyclists from pedestrians along the existing closed section of The Avenue, between its junctions with Beech Avenue and Norwood Avenue.
The new cycle path will run alongside the footpath, but at the level of the original carriageway, so that cyclists are separate from pedestrians. The existing footpath will be resurfaced, for better all-weather safety and accessibility for buggies and wheelchair users. Shrubs and trees that run alongside the footpath will be cut back where necessary to accommodate the new development.
Instructions on how to use our mapping tool
- Google satellite images of the current road layout and markings
- Plan drawings of the changes we are proposing