Step closer to improved walking and cycling on western corridor

A number of traffic orders detailing proposed changes as part of three schemes designed to make cycling, walking and public transport more attractive along the city’s western corridor are being published this week.

The schemes from the city centre to the Dockyard and St Budeaux Square which will see an array of improvements to encourage more residents and commuters to get greener on the go. Three of these improvements are the subject of traffic orders which enable the public to comment on the proposals.

Temporary cycle path is created through Plymouth city centre

A temporary cycle path through Armada Way has been created.

The new link between North Cross and Royal Parade separates cyclists and pedestrians using bollards and water-filled barriers and leads to new cycle parking outside Plymouth Guildhall.

It's one of the measures being delivered through our recent successful bid to the Department for Transport’s Emergency Active Travel Fund.

The path will help promote cycling as a replacement for journeys made by public transport while capacity on buses remains reduced and is expected to be in place for up to 12 months.

Emergency funding bid to support walking and cycling

We have submitted a £249,000 bid to the Department for Transport’s Emergency Active Travel Fund for a package of measures to support walking and cycling as part of our COVID-19 recovery plans.

If approved, the funding will be used to create a temporary, segregated cycling link through the city centre, from the railway station, through North Cross and Armada Way, to a new pop-up cycle parking facility outside the Guildhall.

New cycle paths for community park

The new Derriford Community Park is set to become home to a network of cycle paths.

Plans show exciting designs for an upgrade to the old tramway running through the Forder Valley Local Nature Reserve, which will link Longbridge Road to the new Forder Valley Link Road scheme.

A second part will create a brand new, high quality walking and cycling route along the Seaton Valley linking between Crownhill and Poole Farm and Forder Valley Road.