Rushmere Road Cycle Lane Consultation

Closes 27 Nov 2020

Opened 6 Nov 2020

Overview

Northamptonshire County Council are seeking the views of local residents, road users and other relevant groups on changes to the temporary light segregation on the southbound (downhill) cycle lane on Rushmere Road in Northampton. The aim of light segregation is to make the route attractive and safer for cyclists.

To address immediate concerns raised by local residents we are making some minor changes to remove the first wands at the north end which have been regularly hit by vehicles. This work will be progressed ahead of the outcome of the consultation. All options presented below include the minor changes described above.

We would like to hear your views on four options:

  • Option A – removing the current wands and replacing with black and white reflective wands spaced at 3 metre intervals with gaps for side roads and drives.
  • Option B – removing the current wands and replacing with black and white reflective wands spaced at 5 metre intervals.  There would be gaps for side roads and drives.
  • Option C – removing the current wands and replacing with alternate black and white wands and orcas at 5 metre intervals.  There would be gaps in the wands/orcas to enable access to side roads and drives. There would be two wands at the north end of the scheme to indicate the start of the cycleway. Following the gap for a side road or drive, there would be two wands at the start of each section. Where the alternating pattern of wands and orcas results in an orca ending a section, this will be replaced by a wand.  South of the Rugby Club, on the approach to the 40mph zone, there would be wands at 5 metre intervals. 
  • Option D – removing the current wands and replacing with two black and white reflective wands spaced at 25m intervals, with orcas at 5 metre intervals between the wands. There would be gaps in the wands/orcas to enable access to side roads and drives. There would be two wands at the north end of the scheme to indicate the start of the cycleway. Following the gap for a side road or drive, there would be two wands at the start of each section and at 25m intervals. South of the Rugby Club, on the approach to the 40mph zone, there would be wands at 5 metre intervals.

Plans of each of the proposed options, including illustrations of the wands and orcas and other relevant documents are available below:

The consultation will run from Friday 6 November 2020 to Friday 27 November 2020.

If you have any questions or enquires about the Rushmere Road Cycle Lane Consultation, please contact RushmereRoad@northamptonshire.gov.uk.

Give Us Your Views

Please let us know which option you think should be chosen, and why, by e-mailing us at RushmereRoad@northamptonshire.gov.uk.

Or, you can write to us at:

Rushmere Road Cycle Lane Consultation
Place – Economy and Strategy
Northamptonshire County Council
One Angel Square
Angel Street
Northampton
NN1 1ED