Recommendations to improve the bus, walking and cycling routes to the north of the city centre will be discussed at the Transport Decision Meeting on 11 August 2023.

Lake Road is an essential route for the extensive network of buses flowing in and out of the city. However, the current lack of bus priority routes can slow buses down, making them a less attractive travel option.

A decision will be made about the possibility to create a new westbound bus lane for buses, taxis and cyclists between Lake Road roundabout and Cornmill Roundabout. Two-way car traffic will still be able to use Lake Road as part of this proposal.

In addition to this, walking and cycling improvements are being proposed to install two tiger crossings (a crossing which allows people on foot and on bicycles to cross safely at the same time) and two sparrow crossings (which are like tiger crossings with the addition of traffic signals.)

There are also plans proposed to create a dedicated two-way cycle path along Lake Road, with cycle segregation partial bollards west of the roundabout.

Cllr Gerald Vernon-Jackson, Cabinet Member for Transport, said: “Lake Road is an important route for many people. I am looking forward to discussing the recommendations at the decision meeting next week and finding the best outcome for local residents.”

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