The first phase of the work, now complete, includes a one-kilometre section along Cumberland Way between Hollow Lane and Pinhoe Road/Pilton Lane and is open for the public to use.
Cumberland Way – Pinhoe Road
The facilities delivered on Cumberland Way/Pinhoe Road include a bi-directional cycle path between 2.5 and 3m wide to enable two-way cycle traffic and overtaking when clear. The path is separated from the traffic by a 0.5m wide, kerbed buffer island to protect cyclists from passing vehicles. Pedestrians are on a level separated path alongside the cycle track.
Short sections of shared use paths (pedestrian and cycles) are incorporated where necessary, for example, at crossings and junctions, however, these are wide to minimise conflict and transitions are obvious for both pedestrians and cyclists. Priority is given to pedestrians and cyclists across all side roads.
At each end of the scheme and at multiple points along the route, the proposed bi-directional cycle track links in with existing and proposed shared use paths. This connectivity ensures that the proposals are accessible and functional in the short and long term.
This section of the work was completed and opened to the public in the summer of 2018.