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

Detailed plans: for pedestrians

Improvements to make walking safer

Continuous footways

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. 

View a similar scheme on Google Streetview

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
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