Over the past year Southend’s Cycle Infrastructure team have been developing a number of projects which provide vastly improved facilities for cyclists and potential new cyclists across the borough.
Schemes Now Completed!
There are new cycle parking compounds at 20 primary schools and cycle parking shelters at council sports centres. The other projects now completed include; 1km of off-road cycle route between Southend Leisure and Tennis
Centre and the Cecil Jones College, infrastructure to
improved safety for cyclists on Bournemouth Park Road, as well as a new cycle lane project on Prittlewell Chase.
A plethora of advanced stop lines have been installed at junctions in the town centre and along London Road. Due to the recent inclement weather there are still some works outstanding on the advanced stop lines, but the team are now snow free and back on track! Plus, the team have also been working hard to complete the fantastic new
Toucan crossings now installed at Queensway and Eastern Avenue. All of this helps to make a cycling journey quicker, as cyclists will not have to dismount to cross the road.
Projects currently under way and ongoing include; the 2km of new off-road cycle track on Royal Artillery Way, 1km of off-road cycle track on Eastern
Avenue between Fossetts Way and Garon Park and one of the Flagship cycling projects which is a new 2km cycle track along the Western Esplanade between Southend Pier & Chalkwell Avenue, (part of
the Sustrans National Cycle Network, route 16).
These offer those new to cycling some fantastic new areas to practice their riding skills, build their
confidence or even just to enjoy a leisurely ride.
Projects to Look Forward To!
There are so many schemes going on right now we can’t possibly list them all here! To find out more simply head online to www.cyclesouthend.co.uk