Maintenance of Devon’s roads is carried out in accordance with our planned structural maintenance programme, based on sound asset management principles, which means that the investment is prioritised on the busiest roads. In accordance with national guidelines, County Council policy … Continue reading
How are we doing with the rest of the route and why choose this section on the edge of Exeter, when will the rest be built?
The section along Cumberland Way and Pinhoe Road has been progressed as a priority due to the proposed housing developments that have come forward either side of Cumberland Way. An added benefit of progressing this section first is the route’s … Continue reading
Is it good value for money?
The route offers residents better quality cycling, segregated from traffic and pedestrians and provides links to work education and leisure destinations. Designs follow the highest possible quality for pedestrians and cyclists and will stand out from existing cycle routes. It … Continue reading
How many cyclists will use the route in the future?
With the planned residential development on the eastern side of Exeter, the route is designed to cater for 150-300 cyclists per hour.
How many cyclists use the route now?
Existing cycle counts of 250 cycles per day (37 per hour peak flow) at Prince Charles Road.
Why can’t cyclists and pedestrians share a common path?
The E4 Cycle Route will be a high quality facility, which cyclists are intended to use to get between Redhayes Bridge and the University. On this section of the route, there are few junctions or points where pedestrians need to … Continue reading
Why is the cycle track being constructed when cycle facilities already exist?
The existing cycle facilities are a mixture of advisory on-road lanes and shared paths. The on-road cycle lanes offer no protection to cyclists from other traffic, which for some cyclists can be a factor that deters them from cycling. The … Continue reading
As a nearby resident, will there be any overnight work during the construction and will the noise be considerable?
Some overnight work will be necessary for activities that need the road to be closed to reduce traffic disruption. Noisy operation will be completed before 11:00pm.
As a pedestrian or cyclist, will I still be able to access this road during construction work?
Yes, routes will be maintained for both pedestrians and cyclists during the construction work.
When the work is finished, will the carriageway be narrower?
The carriageway before the construction begins is larger than necessary for a 30 mph zone. After the work is done, some sections will be narrower but the carriageway will remain adequate to use for a 30 mph zone.