New safer segregated cycle lanes for Freetown Way
Work has started to make improvements to the cycling infrastructure on Freetown Way between Great Union Street and the New Cleveland Street junction and the city centre.
The redesigned route will provide a new lane for cyclists, segregated from traffic, between Witham and the Beverley Road-Ferensway junction.
As well as the widened cycle lanes and green coloured surfacing to highlight the facilities, there will be additional signage and road markings to inform cyclists and motorists of the changes.
Bollards to prevent vehicles entering the cycle lanes and bolt-down kerbs will be also installed to provide extra protection for cyclists.
As a trial, there will also be the removal of the right turn movement from Freetown Way into Great Union Street to improve safety. Motorists should make the right turn at Clarence Street.
Any junctions where motorists will have to cross the cycle lanes should give way to any cyclists – these areas will be highlighted with extra signs and road markings.
These upgrades are part of the allocated funding by the Department for Transport (DfT) emergency active travel grant.
The works are expected to finish in September.
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