Phase 2: Pinhoe Road to Beacon Lane

The second phase of the work, connecting Pinhoe Road to St Katherine’s Way, includes improvements to the existing route in Bettysmead Playing Fields, Eastern Fields, Exhibition Fields and on Exhibition Way.

Exhibition Way/Pinhoe Road

A public consultation for the sections of the E4 cycle route between Pinhoe Road to Exhibition Way is currently live on the Have Your Say website. The consultation opened on Monday 15 October and will close on Monday 19 November.

Exhibition Fields/Eastern Fields

The existing path through Eastern Fields and Exhibition Fields is narrow, meanders sharply around trees and is uneven due to root growth. Improvements proposed to this section of the route include using no-dig footway construction to widen the footway whilst maintaining trees.

The widened shared use path will be 3.5m, with a minimum width of 2.5m for short lengths to maintain trees where appropriate.

Approval was given by HATOC in July 2018 to construct these works and the improvements are expected to commence in December 2018 and be complete by March 2018.

Bettysmead Playing Fields

Improvements are proposed to the existing shared use path through Bettysmead Playing Fields through to Summer Lane. Improvements include the widening and realignment of a conflict point, maintenance of existing drainage facilities and clearance of low branches overhanging the path.

Approval was given by HATOC in July 2018 to construct this work and the improvements are expected to commence in December 2018 and be complete by March 2018.

Beacon Lane

Existing facilities

The existing entrance to the Bettysmead Playing Fields car park has an effective width of approximately 3.5m, poor visibility and no facilities to separate pedestrians and cyclists from traffic. The existing footway is currently marked by a white line in the car park and does not continue through the entrance.

Proposals

Proposals seek to widen the entrance and introduce a kerbed shared use path to segregate pedestrians and cyclists from traffic. Cyclists, if they so wish, can still use the vehicle access.

Approval was given by HATOC in July 2018 to construct these works and the improvements are expected to commence in December 2018 and be complete by March 2018.