Posts Tagged ‘cycleways’

On your bike

June 17, 2011

It’s the easy, low-cost and low-carbon way of getting around!

Weymouth and Portland residents are being encouraged to find out more about walking and cycling in preparation for summer 2012.

As part of Bike Week (18-26 June), you can pick up your free Active Travel Map for the borough:

  • Saturday 18 June, 10am to 4pm, outside Debenhams, Weymouth
  • Sunday 19 June, 10am to 3pm , Tesco, Portland

You’ll also be able to sign up for adult cycle training.

Read the press release.


Clearance for iconic bridge

February 16, 2011

Sustrans Connect2 Day - Newstead Road (large version)

This week, Dorset Highways will be clearing vegetation on the Rodwell Trail in preparation for the new bridge.

Shrub is being cleared at the end of each embankment, either side of Newstead Road, to give enough space for the bridge to be built.

The work is being carried out in consultation with Weymouth and Portland Borough Council, and is being done now before the bird nesting season starts.

Pedal power

November 2, 2010

Southern section of Redlands Route (large version)

The southern section of the Redlands Route through Lodmoor Country Park is now finished.

Work started at the beginning of October to improve the gravel track from the rugby club through the country park to Preston Beach Road cycleway.

The route from the rugby club down the back of the pitch and putt has been re-laid with better quality gravel and the existing tarmac path around the miniature railway and behind the Sealife Centre to the Preston cycleway has been resurfaced.

The northern section of the Redlands Route, along Dorchester Road, is currently being consulted on as part of the Dorchester Road landscape enhancement proposals.

Elsewhere, work has finished on the first phase of the Marsh Route, between Newstead Road and behind the swimming pool to Chickerell Road.


Bridge design unveiled

October 4, 2010

Newstead Road Bridge (large version)

Walkers and cyclists can this week view the design of the Newstead Road Bridge in Weymouth.

A public exhibition is being held at Weymouth Outdoor Education Centre on Knightsdale Road, where Brighton-based artist Bruce Williams and council engineers will be available to answer any questions:

  • Tuesday 5 October 4pm to 7pm
  • Wednesday 6 October 10am to 4pm

The iconic bridge has been designed by Bruce, who earlier this year worked with local school children and held a public open studio to gather concepts for what local people wanted the bridge to represent.

Read more here.

Portland Beach Road cycleway improvements

August 16, 2010

Cyclist (large version)

The Portland Beach Road scheme consists of upgrading the existing shared-use footway/cycleway route from the Rodwell Trail at Ferrybridge to the Chesil Beach Visitors Centre. The scheme includes the provision of a toucan crossing at the end of the Rodwell Trail across Portland Beach Road.

We’d like to hear your comments on the scheme and welcome your thoughts throughout August 2010. All comments will be considered and, where possible, worked into the design. Construction is programmed to begin in spring 2011. (more…)

Marsh route update

August 11, 2010

Marsh Route construction - Chickerell Road (large version)

Construction of the Marsh Route is progressing well and is on schedule.

Dorset Works Organisation finished working between Quibo Lane and Radipole Lane last week and have moved on to complete the section of cycleway between Quibo Lane and Abbotsbury Road.

A temporary bus stop has been put in place on the junction of Radipole Lane and Benville Road while kerbing works are carried out. This will be in place for about a week.

On 25 August, the new surface will be laid on the footway/cycleway between Radipole Lane and Abbotsbury Road.

Works between Abbotsbury Road and Radipole Lane will be completed by August bank holiday.

Marsh Route cycleway

June 7, 2010

Work has started today on the new Marsh Route cycleway, which will run from Budmouth Technology College to the Rodwell Trail on Newstead Road.

For the next 13 weeks the section of cycleway and footway between the Marsh playing fields and Radipole Lane will be built.

The remaining northern section will be finished early next year, when transport package works on Harbour Roundabout have finished.

Read more about the work.