Barbican to Laira Rail Bridge

Barbican to Laira Rail Bridge walking and cycling improvements

As part of the Eastern corridor and city centre strategic cycle network scheme of improvements for pedestrians and cyclists we are consulting on improvements for pedestrians and cyclists, including people with disabilities, along National Cycle Network route 27 (part of the South West Coast Path) due for consultation in late 2017. The proposals are entirely funded from the Heart-of-the-South-West Local Enterprise Partnership and developer contributions.

The proposals include:

Improved road crossings, new and improved footways and off-road cycle paths, on road cycle lanes, cycle parking, better signage and new lighting.

Improvements will be made on a number of roads including Teats Hill Road, Clovelly Road, Finnigan Road and Faraday Road, as well as Breakwater Hill, where benches will be installed so that people can stop and rest while enjoying spectacular views over Plymouth Sound.  Bollards will also be installed on Breakwater Hill to ensure that no unauthorised vehicles can be driven onto the path but allow access for people using mobility scooters.

The proposals include a minor extension of the 20mph speed limit to include an additional length of Teats Hill Road, as well as Commercial Ope.

Details of the proposals are illustrated in the drawings below:


 Overall route plan [2.1MB]

 Barbican and National Marine Aquarium [424KB]

 Teats Hill, Clovelly Road, Breakwater Hill [520KB]

 Breakwater Hill [389KB]

 Breakwater Hill, Cattedown Road [389KB]

 Maxwell Road, Finnigan Road [457KB]

 Finnigan Road [431KB]


Public consultation

We are carrying out public consultation on this scheme for 3 weeks from 10 November to 1 December.

How to submit comments

Please submit comments by either:

Complete the feedback form

  • Email Plymotion@Plymouth.gov.uk with “Barbican to Laira Rail Bridge” in the subject.  Please indicate whether you support the proposals; support the proposals with amendments; or object.
  • Write to Plymotion, Plymouth City Council, Ballard House, West Hoe Road, Plymouth, PL1 3BJ (with reference Barbican to Laira Rail Bridge).

If you would like to discuss any aspect of the proposals, please call 01752 668000 or alternatively, contact the email address above saying how you would like to be contacted.

Next Steps

A consultation summary with next steps will be published on this webpage by 18 December. 

If approved, it is expected that the works will start in early 2018 and be completed in the spring.