Following early engagement with cyclists, residents, businesses and colleges, a proposed protected cycle lane on Weelsby Road, between the junctions of Bargate and Peaks Parkway, has been developed by transport officials.
A protected cycle lane will address concerns raised in earlier engagement by creating a dedicated and protected space for cyclists, while improving road safety and the overall cycling experience on the well-used route.
The funding allocation by the Department for Transport will allow for this first phase to be delivered in the coming months, with transport officials already working up proposals for additional funding to carry the protected cycle lane further along the key cycling corridor, subject to a clear desire in future engagement activities.
Councillor Stewart Swinburn, portfolio holder for environment and transport at North East Lincolnshire Council, said: “It was great to see so much engagement in the early stages of this project and this has supported the creation of these draft design proposals and allowed us to get to this stage.
“To ensure this scheme is a success and can be delivered, it remains vital we continue to see support and be led by the local community to show us and the Department for Transport that there is a clear need for this scheme. Please take a few moments to have your say on the proposals.”
Residents and businesses can have their say on the draft design at https://a46cycleway.questionpro.eu. The survey will be open until Wednesday 3 November to provide any feedback on the works and traffic management proposals.