Video offers advice on how to use Leamington's new priority crossing - The Leamington Observer

Video offers advice on how to use Leamington's new priority crossing

Leamington Editorial 30th Apr, 2024   0

ADVICE to different road users on how to use Leamington’s new priority crossing is available in a new video.

​Work was recently completed on a priority crossing for pedestrians and cyclists as part of the new cycle route along the A452 Kenilworth Road.

The work involved the construction of a road hump on Cloister Crofts with give-way markings for people driving.

A contrasting surface on the road hump is designed to make the crossing more visible for those people driving and helps to separate the cycle track section from the footway,

The road hump is also aimed at lowering vehicle speeds into and out of Cloister Crofts, making the junction safer for all.

And to support residents and others travelling along the A452, Warwickshire County Council has produced an educational video to provide guidance on how to use the new crossing.

The video is available to view at

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.

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 known as K2L.

WCC’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.

“We hope that this new video will contribute to helping residents and visitors to the town of Leamington understand the correct and safe use of this crossing.”

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