Conham Road / River Avon Trail - Pedestrian visibility improvement proposals

Closed 31 Jan 2021

Opened 4 Jan 2021

Overview

The proposed measures provide an additional area of footway through the bend on the eastern side of Conham Road.

The existing footway terminates just before the bend, resulting in zero visibility between pedestrians waiting to cross from east to west and motorists travelling south.

The extended footway will incorporate the usual tactile paved dropped kerbs at the optimum location for visibility.

Modifications to the western side of the road are also proposed to provide a safer place to stand when waiting to cross, whilst retaining access to the River Avon Trail for maintenance vehicles.

The current carriageway width through the bend allows two smaller vehicles to pass simultaneously. Larger vehicles generally give way to one another.

This driver behavior is expected to continue once the footway is extended and realigned. It should be noted that to maintain this similar carriageway width, a slight narrowing of the western footway to the north of the River Avon Trail access will be required.

Why we are consulting

This consultation aims to assess the views of citizens and local stakeholders, in order to ensure that the scheme design adequately addresses the problems in this area.

Please review the consultation overview and attached drawing carefully, then submit your comments (the link for the online survey can be found in the box marked 'Give Us Your Views').

Areas

  • St George Troopers Hill

Audiences

  • All residents
  • Business

Interests

  • Traffic and transportation