1. Route Options – West Barns to Dunbar

Published Categorised as Consultations, Route Options
Route options West Barns to Dunbar centre
Route options West Barns to Dunbar centre

We’ve been busy developing route options, designed to meet a significant number of routine journeys in the main directions (West – East and also South North) to trip generators and along obvious desire lines, while avoiding heavily trafficked main roads. Here’s some proposals that would take people off the main A1087 on to either traffic calmed or generally quieter roads. In time a completely off road route south of the main line railway is a realistic possibility.

We’ve opened comments so you can leave a specific comment or general ones on the options appraised and the aggregate scores:

Summary appraisal

Route1. West Barns to Dunbar centre
1a. Main Rd route1b. Back Road route1c. New E-W route north of railway1d. New  E-W cycle south of railway
FromSchool Brae, West BarnsSchool Brae, West BarnsSchool Brae, West BarnsSchool Brae, West Barns
ViaA1087A1087, Sea Rd, off road path, Back RoadNew path from West Barns Primary Sch playing fields on new path on north side of railway to Bayview Circus. Through Belhaven hospital on road to existing path linking to Pine St, then Lammermuir CrescentNew path on southside of railway School Brae to Hospital Rd, and continuing on to sports field, and thence by exisitng paths
ToBleachingfield CentreBleachingfield CentreBleachingfield CentreBleachingfield Centre
Option score-315920
Traffic free and traffic calmed routes get higher scores, with segregated routes getting the highest

We look at the following criteria to evaluate the options. We score each criterion on a scale -3 to +3. The highest theoretical score possible is 27. The lowest -27.

Evaluation Criteria

Design should minimise the potential for actual and perceived risk of accidents for all users.
Design should be as direct as possible and minimise detours and delays. The impact of junctions and crossings on journey times should be considered.
Design should be continuous and consistent from origin to destination.
Design should meet surface width, quality and gradient standards and be convenient by avoiding complex manoeuvres.
Design should complement and enhance its environment in such a way that cycling is attractive.
Design should consider the potential for future expansion and cater for an anticipated rise in the number of people cycling.
Design should comply with the Equality Act 2010 and cater for all types of bike
Local businesses should benefit
Constraints and objections should be overcome in delivery timeframe.
Each criterion derived from Cycling by Design is unweighted

Comment on individual route options

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