Section 2 and 3 - Elmbridge Court to M5 overbridge

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The two-way cycle track on northern side of the B4063 carriageway made up of:

  • A segregated cycle track in locations with a higher density of pedestrians (through Churchdown).
  • A ‘shared cycle track ’ in rural sections with few pedestrians. (i.e. a cycle track people can walk on, not a footway people can cycle on).

Elmbridge interchange to M5 Overbridge

Following the scheme consultation in spring 2021 significant additional design work has been undertaken.  The next section of the route due to be constructed is from the Elmbridge Court roundabout to the M5 overbridge, linking to the current works towards Arle Court roundabout.

These works will see further progress in the delivery of the B4063 Gloucester to Cheltenham cycle path, creating a high quality and safe route between the centre of Gloucester and the centre of Cheltenham and linking to the recently completed West Cheltenham Walking and Cycling Improvement works at Arle Court and works underway between the M5 overbridge and Arle Court.

The improvements made to this section of the scheme will include a fully segregated cycleway, where space constraints permit. For narrower sections, where no alternative is available, there will be a shared use facility. We have tried to keep these shared facilities to a minimum wherever possible.

The phasing of the proposed works is still under discussion and the programme of delivery is to be confirmed, but it is envisaged that it will begin in summer 2022.

Scheme drawings:

View the drawing of Elmbridge interchange to Pirton fields development

  • Footway between 2 and 3m width
  • 2.5 to 3m fully segregated cycleway which ties in with the existing facilities (owned by National Highways) at Elmbridge Court Roundabout
  • Carriageway width reduced to 3m each way - 6m overall
  • New dedicated on road bus stop with separate bus shelter facilities
  • Separate pedestrian and cycle access to Pirton fields development
  • Dedicated cyclist priority crossing at main entrance to the Pirton fields development
  • New cycle access and route to the south, passing in front of the fire station where cyclists give way
  • Maintained access to private driveways and access points

View the drawing of Pirton fields to Heathdean Road

  • Footway at a minimum of 2m and widening as the route passes Dancey Road beyond the junction of Heathdean Road
  • 3m fully segregated cycleway to be diverted away from the main carriageway along Dancey Road
  • Carriageway width 3m each way widening to 3.2m on the approach to Heathdean Road junction
  • The junction of Heathdean Road proposed as a landscaped quiet street environment
  • Parking restrictions to south side of Dancey Road

View the drawing of Heathdean Road to Tesco

  • Cycleway rejoins B4063 at the end of Dancey Road. The two-way cycle track continues east with widths between 2 and 2.5m
  • Footway width to vary between 1.5 and 2m
  • Changes to carriageway at approach to junction at Pirton Lane. Main carriageway to reduce to 3m each way
  • Improvements to the signalised junction at Pirton Lane with improved crossing facilities to include a phase for cyclists
  • Improved raised crossing point at Tesco Superstore

View the drawing 118 of Tesco to Snowdon Garden

  • Footway to vary between 1.5 and 2m width
  • Segregated cycleway at 2.5m width reducing to 2m beyond Innsworth Road
  • Junction upgrade at Hare and Hounds with separate pedestrian and cyclist crossings
  • Shared use footway / cycleway from the approaches to the junction of Sandycroft Road with new continuous crossing for both pedestrians and cyclists across Sandycroft Road and improved pedestrian link onto Sandycroft Road

View the drawing of Snowdon Gardens to entrance of Brickhampton gold course

  • Due to width constraints this section is a shared use cycleway / footway
  • Carriageway narrows to 3m each way - 6m overall
  • New dedicated on road bus stop with separate bus shelter facilities
  • From Snowdon Gardens to the golf course entrance new parking restriction will be in place due to the narrow carriageway double yellow lines

View the drawing of Brickhampton golf course to B.J. Boarding Kennels and Cattery

  • Footway varies between 1.5 and 2m with a wider section next to the golf course
  • Fully segregated 2.5m two-way cycle lane. This narrows to 2m for a short stretch as the route crosses Normans brook
  • Carriageway width 3m each way - 6m overall
  • Improved raised parallel crossing at the entrance to the golf course

View the drawing of Brickhampton Golf Course, Down Hatherley Lane and Cheltenham Road

  • 2m Footway increasing to 2.5m width
  • 2.5m fully segregated cycleway transitioning to 3m width
  • Buffer to provide a safe physical gap between cyclists and motorists
  • Carriageway width 3m each way - 6m overall
  • Existing signalised junction to be upgraded to include zebra crossing with combined parallel cycle crossing with refuge
  • Existing pedestrian crossing refuge to remain
  • Bus stop bypass
  • Ramped access across buffer to private driveways and access points

View the drawing of Cheltenham Road to Commerce Road

  • 3m segregated cycleway reducing to 2.5m at approach to Commerce Road before widening to 3m east of Commerce Road
  • 2.5m footway reducing to 1.5m at approach to Commerce Road, this widens to 1.9m east of Commerce Road further widening to 3m
  • Buffer to provide a safe physical gap between cyclists and motorists
  • Carriageway width remains at 3m for each lane
  • Existing signalised junction at Commerce Road to be upgraded to include zebra crossing with combined parallel cycle crossing with refuge

View the drawing of Cheltenham Road (Meteor business park and Anson Business Park)

  • 3m segregated cycleway reducing to 2.5m and further reducing to 2m to the east of this section
  • 3m footway reducing to 1.6m for a short section widening again to 2m
  • Buffer to provide a safe physical gap between cyclists and motorists
  • Carriageway width remains at 3m for each lane
  • Improved signalised zebra crossing with combined parallel cycle crossing for both cyclists and pedestrians with increased 2m buffer

View the drawing of Cheltenham Road to Staverton Junction

  • 2m segregated cycleway increasing to 2.5m towards Staverton Junction
  • Footway narrows to 1.6m widening as route heads east it widens to 2.5m reducing to 2m east of Staverton Junction
  • Buffer to provide a safe physical gap between cyclists and motorists
  • Carriageway width remains at an average of 3m for each lane as a minimum
  • Improved Bus stop and waiting area
  • Upgrade to the existing signalised Staverton junction to include dedicated cycleway and pedestrian crossings
  • Ramped access across buffer to private driveways and access points

View the drawing of Staverton Junction to M5 overbridge

  • 2.5m segregated cycleway before becoming a shared use facility on the approach to the M5 overbridge
  • 2m footway reducing to 1.5m before joining the shared use facility
  • Shared use facility for a short section towards the M5 overbridge reduces from 3.55m to 2.8m. The available space at this location is reduced due to the presence of Hatherley brook.
  • Buffer to provide a safe physical gap between cyclists and motorists
  • Carriageway width remains at 3m for each lane
  • Improvements to the junction at Herrick Way and Staverton Connection

 

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