2. Route Options – Lochford Gardens to the Bleachingfield

Published Categorised as Consultations, Route Options

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 another proposal using existing paths, traffic calmed and generally quiet roads, with a new path running alongside the primary school.

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

Summary appraisal

2a. Existing paths via Lochend Cottage Cottage2b. Lochend School Route
FromJunct James Kirk Way and Hospital RdJunct James Kirk Way and Hospital Rd
ViaBrodie Road, Moray Avenue, path past Hallhill Steading to along boundary of Lochend Cottage, and north to Kellie Road, and thence via existing paths to Countess CrescentImproved existing paths to Fairbairn Way, north on School Path through woods, new path to west of Lochend Primary Sch, and and thence via existing paths to Countess Crescent
ToBleachingfield CentreBleachingfield Centre
Option score815

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

By Connecting Dunbar

Making it easier to walk, wheel and cycle in Dunbar