New priority crossing for pedestrians and cyclists on Kenilworth Road in Leamington - The Leamington Observer

New priority crossing for pedestrians and cyclists on Kenilworth Road in Leamington

WORK is complete on a priority crossing for pedestrians and cyclists as part of the new cycle route along the A452 Kenilworth Road in Leamington.

The works have involved construction of a road hump on Cloister Crofts with give-way markings for drivers. A contrasting surface on the road hump will make the crossing more visible for drivers and help to separate the cycle track section from the footway, while providing a continuous and level route for walking, wheeling and cycling.

The road hump will support lower vehicle speeds into and out of Cloister Crofts, making the junction safer for all.

Further priority crossings are planned on active travel projects around Warwickshire, including the A429 Coventry Road cycling scheme in Warwick.

The priority crossing supports recent changes in the Highway Code including, at a junction, cars giving way to pedestrians crossing or waiting to cross a road into which, or from which, the car is turning.

The priority crossing forms part of the new Kenilworth Road cycle route which includes a cycle track along the east side of Kenilworth Road between Binswood Avenue and Northumberland Road, parking restrictions, upgraded traffic signals and crossings, and creation of a signed cycle route along Beauchamp Road and Binswood Avenue.

A new crossing refuge has just been completed at Clarendon Avenue to connect the cycle route with the town centre.

The Kenilworth Road Cycle Route is the first section of an ambitious active travel project to provide a 5km walking, wheeling and cycling route that will connect Kenilworth and Leamington.

Warwickshire County Council’s transport spokesperson Coun Jan Matecki said: “The completion of this enhanced crossing at Cloister Crofts is another step forward in the development of the K2L Kenilworth to Leamington cycle route and delivery of Warwickshire County Council’s ambitions to provide safe and attractive options for local journeys by walking, wheeling and cycling.

“The updated Highway Code, with its clear road user hierarchy, is fully supported by the new Warwickshire Local Transport Plan and we will continue to deliver infrastructure projects that increase the attractiveness of active travel options.”

The scheme is funded by WCC and the government’s Getting Building Fund and Active Travel Fund.

For more information on the Kenilworth Cycle Route visit

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