3. Route Options – Lochford Gardens to Retail Park

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 short new path running alongside the sourthern boundary of the Lochend estate and a new quiet road.

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Summary appraisal

3a. Road route3b. Path route
From Hospital Rd (southend) Hospital Rd (southend)
ViaLochford Gardens, James Kirk Way, Brodie Road to Spott Rd.  Improved shared use pavement in verge north to retail entrancesNew link path in verge at north of Eweford Road (A1 slip road), east to Eweford Rd (quiet section with improved segregation), on to improved path to Spott roundabout.  Improved shared use pavement in west verge up to retail entrances
ToBleachingfield CentreBleachingfield Centre
Option score1222

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.

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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

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