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Cycle safety to be prioritised on Old Market roundabout

By martin booth, Sunday Jul 7, 2019

Nine months of work will see what Travelwest promise will be “a much-improved” route created for people walking and cycling over Old Market roundabout.

The work starting on July 22 – funded by the government’s Cycle Safety Fund – will include:

  • creating a new segregated pedestrian and cycle route through the centre of the roundabout
  • widening pedestrian and cycle crossing points, and improving accessibility
  • increasing the amount of greenery and planting within the vicinity of the roundabout
  • installing LED lighting to illuminate the route

The existing crossing across Old Market roundabout will be turned into a segregated route for pedestrians and cyclists

Construction is due to finish in March 2020 and will be the culmination of a a series of projects at Old Market roundabout over the past five years which has seen the filling-in of pedestrian subways in 2015, the removal of disused escalator buildings and pedestrian bridge in 2017, and the completion of a new cycle lane on Bond Street South in 2018.

A CGI of the new cycling and pedestrian route approaching Old Market roundabout from Castle Park

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