Improvements to make walking to the university safer
We are planning to make it easier and safer to travel between Combe Down and the University of Bath.
We plan to make the busy road junctions at each end of Copseland safer for pedestrians to use. The planned new zebra crossings will incorporate a cycle lane which is separate from the striped pedestrian part of the crossing, improving safety for both cyclists and pedestrians.
We plan to ban left turns for motor vehicles out of Copseland into Claverton Down Road, so we can safely locate the crossing as close to the junction as possible. This should mean it's possible to cross straight to and from Quarry Farm Lane.
We plan to install continuous footways at the junctions at both ends of Copseland. 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
Our 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. You can read more about this plan in our City centre to University of Bath project pages.
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