Binley Cycleway Phase 2

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UPDATE APRIL 2021 - The consultation has now closed. We will update this page when the responses to the consultation have been reviewed.

This consultation relates to Phase 2 on the proposed Binley Cycleway. Consultation on Phase 1 ended on 31 October 2020. Find out more about Phase 1.

What is planned?

A 6km (3.75 mile) long segregated cycleway from the city centre to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire via the Binley Business Park on Harry Weston Road. This consultation is for the section between Brinklow Road and the hospital.

A cycleway is a section of the highway dedicated for the use of people on cycles. It will be positioned between the path and the road and will be physically separated from both using kerbs.

Who is it aimed at?

The cycleway has been developed and designed to accommodate the needs of people that do not usually cycle. The results of the Phase1 consultation told us that the main reason people don't cycle is because they don’t feel safe on the roads. These proposals aim to reduce those concerns and encourage more people to cycle.

What changes to roads and traffic management are proposed?

  • People on cycles will have priority over traffic entering and leaving side roads. At traffic light junctions and roundabouts, the cycleway will by-pass them or have its own set of traffic lights to ensure safety through them.
  • Bus stops and parking lay-bys will be repositioned within the overall highway to make space for the cycleway.
  • New Parallel Crossings (zebra crossings for people on foot and cycle) will be installed and roads will be narrowed.

What are some of the benefits of cycling?

• Improves physical health - regular cycling can reduce the risk of chronic illnesses such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke. It can also reduce the risks caused by an inactive lifestyle such as obesity, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

• Improves social inclusion - access to safe cycling facilities enables more people to take part in society by improving the ability and opportunity to travel

• Improves mental health - Cycling can reduce stress, ease anxiety and reduce the risk of depression. Cycling also helps you sleep better, improves your memory and helps you feel good.

• Improves air quality - less car trips being made means less pollution. Poor air quality is one of the top five risks to public health in the UK.

• Improves access to employment, education and leisure - cycling takes you from door to door. It opens up opportunities to households without a car and increases the number of possible destinations available compared to bus users.

Where can I go using the route?

City centre, Coventry University, Far Gosford Street, Gosford Green, Stoke Green, Stoke Park, Empress Shopping Arcade, Iceland, Lidl, Binley Business Park, Tesco, University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire

How can I find out more detail?

On the right hand side of this page you can see the route of the planned cycleway (Binley Cycleway consultation plans). The red boxes along the route show which drawing to view to see a more detailed plan of proposals in that location.

You can also see the Street News leaflet which was delivered to over 4,000 properties near to the route.

Please complete the survey below to let us know what you think. We have extended the consultation and the survey will now close on Sunday 18 April.



UPDATE APRIL 2021 - The consultation has now closed. We will update this page when the responses to the consultation have been reviewed.

This consultation relates to Phase 2 on the proposed Binley Cycleway. Consultation on Phase 1 ended on 31 October 2020. Find out more about Phase 1.

What is planned?

A 6km (3.75 mile) long segregated cycleway from the city centre to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire via the Binley Business Park on Harry Weston Road. This consultation is for the section between Brinklow Road and the hospital.

A cycleway is a section of the highway dedicated for the use of people on cycles. It will be positioned between the path and the road and will be physically separated from both using kerbs.

Who is it aimed at?

The cycleway has been developed and designed to accommodate the needs of people that do not usually cycle. The results of the Phase1 consultation told us that the main reason people don't cycle is because they don’t feel safe on the roads. These proposals aim to reduce those concerns and encourage more people to cycle.

What changes to roads and traffic management are proposed?

  • People on cycles will have priority over traffic entering and leaving side roads. At traffic light junctions and roundabouts, the cycleway will by-pass them or have its own set of traffic lights to ensure safety through them.
  • Bus stops and parking lay-bys will be repositioned within the overall highway to make space for the cycleway.
  • New Parallel Crossings (zebra crossings for people on foot and cycle) will be installed and roads will be narrowed.

What are some of the benefits of cycling?

• Improves physical health - regular cycling can reduce the risk of chronic illnesses such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke. It can also reduce the risks caused by an inactive lifestyle such as obesity, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

• Improves social inclusion - access to safe cycling facilities enables more people to take part in society by improving the ability and opportunity to travel

• Improves mental health - Cycling can reduce stress, ease anxiety and reduce the risk of depression. Cycling also helps you sleep better, improves your memory and helps you feel good.

• Improves air quality - less car trips being made means less pollution. Poor air quality is one of the top five risks to public health in the UK.

• Improves access to employment, education and leisure - cycling takes you from door to door. It opens up opportunities to households without a car and increases the number of possible destinations available compared to bus users.

Where can I go using the route?

City centre, Coventry University, Far Gosford Street, Gosford Green, Stoke Green, Stoke Park, Empress Shopping Arcade, Iceland, Lidl, Binley Business Park, Tesco, University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire

How can I find out more detail?

On the right hand side of this page you can see the route of the planned cycleway (Binley Cycleway consultation plans). The red boxes along the route show which drawing to view to see a more detailed plan of proposals in that location.

You can also see the Street News leaflet which was delivered to over 4,000 properties near to the route.

Please complete the survey below to let us know what you think. We have extended the consultation and the survey will now close on Sunday 18 April.