Improving cycling in Worcester

The table below shows the cycling improvements in table format.

TitleAddressDescription
Remove barrier by Nunnery Wood schools
39 Nunnery Ln, Worcester WR5 1RQ, UKRemove the barriers on the path that runs alongside Nunnery Wood High School’s sports field and the back of Nunnery Wood Primary School.

Nunnery Wood Primary barrier

Allow cyclists to cycle in both directions14 Park St, Worcester WR5 1AD, UKAllow cyclist to travel in both directions on Park Street. Provides convenient link from canal to Wylds Lane.

Park Street

Repair Pheasant Street cycle box
Tilleys Sandwich Bar, 66 Lowesmoor, Worcester WR1 2SE, UKRepair cycle only box at traffic lights. Example given at Pheasant Street.

Pheasant Street

 

Allow cyclists to use route paste the Hive
Unnamed Road, Worcester WR1 3PA, UKAllow cyclists to use route paste the Hive, allowing convenient traffic free route from Sabrina Bridge into the centre of Worcester. Currently prohibited.

The Hive

 

Unlock 2 sets of gates adjacent to viaduct
6 Netherton Ct, Worcester WR1 3AU, UKUnlock 2 sets of gates to enable convenient route adjacent to viaduct

Gates near Hive

 

Make footpath on Croft road shared use
21 Croft Rd, Worcester WR1 3RD, UKMake footpath on Croft road shared use
Make footpath on Croft road shared use
Install drop kerb opposite Grand Stand Road junction
County Mills, The Butts, Worcester WR1 3RD, UKInstall drop kerb opposite Grand Stand Road junction. Cyclist turning right in heavy traffic can instead cross road and join shared use path.

Install drop kerb opposite Grand Stand Rd junction

 

Make path on Dolday shared use
54 Newport St, Worcester WR1 3NS, UKMake path on Dolday shared use. Very busy during rush hour, needs segregation of cycles and cars.

Make path on Dolday shared use

 

Provide drop kerb on Worcester Bridge
14 Bridge St, Worcester WR1 3NJ, UKProvide drop kerb on Worcester Bridge adjacent to south parade to reduce risk of crossing from central reservation to South parade.

Provide drop kerb on Worcester Bridge

 

Change gate to cattle grid type crossing to stop swans
13 New Rd, Worcester WR2 4RL, UKChange gate to cattle grid type crossing to stop swans. Gate is a barrier to continuous cycling.

Change gate to cattle grid type crossing to stop swans

 

Good example of bike path crossing junction
1 Cormorant Rise, Worcester WR2 4BA, UKGood example of bike path crossing junction; continuity given to bike, as car is likely to stop anyway. This should be adopted throughout Warndon.

Good example of bike path crossing junction

 

Provide tarmac surface for path through Perry Wood
103 Liverpool Rd, Worcester WR5 1QH, UKProvide tarmac surface for path through woods. Convenient traffic free alternative to provide link from London Road to Nunnery Wood high school, countryside park and hospital.

Perry Wood

 

Remove signs advising cyclists to dismount
Lock House, Worcester WR5 3DA, UKSigns recently put up advising cyclists to dismount. This is an unnecessary barrier to using the route, and I suspect will largely be ignored. Remove the signs.

Diglis canal bridge

Better sign for use on Diglis footbridges – adjacent to Anchor Inn on Diglis road:

Better sign for use on Diglis footbridges

 

Junction A44 and Claphill Lane
A44, Worcester WR2 5TU, UKConnection between quiet routes requires cycling on A44 for approx 200m. Road is uphill, narrow, and solid white line. Create raised cycle path by using space taken by grass verge.

 

St Dunstans Close share with care
40 St Dunstans Cl, Worcester WR5 2AJ, UKReplace no cycling with Share with Care.

 

St Clements Close Share with Care
St Clement’s Cl, Worcester WR2, UKReplace no cycling with Share with Care.

 

Bromyard Terrace to Nelson Road
21 Henwick Rd, Worcester WR2 5NP, UKReplace no cycling with Share with Care.

 

Tarmac Red Hill Lane
Red Hill Ln, Worcester WR5, UKCurrently long gravel section. Tarmac to make all weather accessible and useful to road bikes.

 

Junction by Diglis Bridge
Severn Way, Worcester WR2 4AY, UKDiglis Bridge cycleway – improve blind junction to aid visibility.

 

Cosgrove Close barriers
Cosgrove Cl, Worcester WR3 8UA, UKUnder the railway bridge. You cannot get a mobility scooter through the traps. You have to go on a mile and a half detour round Blackpole.

 

Canal onto the B4850 – barriers
17 Shipston Cl, Worcester WR4 9XN, UKThe traps are too small to get a mobility scooter or wheelchair through.

 

Barriers between Severn Way and Hallow Road
251 Henwick Rd, Worcester WR2 5PQ, UKComing off the Severn way onto Hallow Road where the hard surface ends and you have to go up the hill, the traps are too narrow to get a hand driven wheelchair or mobility scooter through.

 

Steps at end of College Precincts
15 Edgar St, Worcester WR1 2LR, UKBarriers to be put up at the stairs end of College Precinct. Twice I have seen cyclist motor down the alleyway to suddenly find stairs and crash down it. Both time the cyclists need ambulance treatment There are no signs warning of the stairs a barrier would at least slow then down so they can see it and get off safely.

 

Barriers at end of Tolladine Road
2 Martindale Cl, Worcester WR4 9YN, UKIt is impossible to get a mobility scooter or wheelchair through the road block on Tolladine road. I know there is a bypass via the path, but would be better if I could get through the trap.

 

Share with care: London Road to Silverdale Ave
5 Yew Tree Cl, Worcester WR5 2LH, UKReplace no cycling sign with ‘Share with care’ useful cut through to quiet road – London Road to Silverdale Avenue.

Share with care - London Road to Silverdale Ave

 

Cycle route signs are obscured by hedge
6 Barneshall Ave, Worcester WR5 3EU, UKCycle route signs are obscured by hedge, reposition to other side of road – Barneshall Avenue.

Cycle route signs are obscured by hedge, reposition to other side of road - Barneshall Ave Cycle route signs are obscured by hedge, reposition to other side of road - Barneshall Ave

 

Canal tow path changes from tarmac to compacted grit
22 Friesland Cl, Worcester WR3 8QL, UKAt this point tow path changes from tarmac to compacted grit. In wet weather surface has frequent puddles and is dirty, not suitable for commute.

Canal tow path nr Friesland Cl

 

Space available to widen tow path
33 Drovers Way, Worcester WR3 8QL, UKSpace is available to widen tow path to enable easy passage of bikes.

Space is available to widen tow path to enable easy passage of bikes

 

Foregate Street parking on double yellows
Andrew Grant Estate Agents, Worcester WR1 1DX, UKEnforcement of parking on double yellows. Cabs parked and idling. Cyclists forced into middle of road. Shortly after photo was taken a bin lorry overtaking was forced to block the road.

Foregate Street parking

 

Foregate Street bike storage
Worcester Foregate Street, Worcester WR1 1DB, UKBike storage is close to capacity. Storage not in main area of station, does not feel secure.

Bike storage is close to capacity

 

Hallow Road speed limits
Parkfield Nurseries, Main Rd, Hallow, Worcester WR2 6PH, UKThis section of Hallow Road reverts from 30 to national speed limit, but reverts back to 30 after only 660m. A section of the road also has solid line to stop overtaking. Removing the national speed limit section would reduce exposure of those cycling to overtaking at higher speeds. The change may increase motor vehicle journey time by less than 20 seconds, however the journey will use less fuel without the acceleration and deceleration, and also reduce cases of vehicles speeding on entry to the 30 zones.

Hallow Road 60mph

Hallow Road 30mph

 

Replace no cycling signs and remove barriers
79 Lansdowne Rd, Worcester WR1 1SP, UKReplace no cycling signs with Share with Care. Remove barriers.

Lansdowne Terrace sign

Lansdowne Terrace sign and barriers

 

Aldi entrance on Bath Road
The Ketch Inn, Worcester WR5 3RP, UKContinue bike route across junction. Set give way markings further back to give priority to cyclists rather than vehicles leaving the car park.

Continue bike route across junction

 

There is currently a “No Right Turn” sign onto Wyld’s Lane from London road
109 Sidbury, Worcester WR1 2HU, UKThere is currently a “No Right Turn” sign onto Wyld’s Lane from London road. This should be altered to allow cyclists to make this turn.

It would permit cyclists coming down London road to access safer roads into the city without passing through busy Sidbury. More importantly, it would allow access to the cycle system along the canal which currently can only be legally accessed by trying to pull over on the busy road and negotiate pedestrian crossings + pavement areas.

No Right Turn sign onto Wyld's Lane from London road

 

Open the gates to the Commandary Gardens for longer hours
Sidbury, Worcester WR1 2HU, UKOpen the gates to the Commandary Gardens for longer hours to allow a route from the canalside bike path to the West side of the city.

There is no non-walking way to legally transfer from the canal side bike path to the road system to the East of the city. Carden Street is one way, and the exit beside Sidbury leads to a pavement with no easy way to join the (busy) Sidbury junction.

The Commandary Gates used to be open during commuter time, allowing safe cycling/walking between the canal and Wyld’s lane, however have recently started being locked at 5pm and closed on Mondays.

I’d suggest getting an agreement to have these gates open until commute time finishes (6:30) on all days.

Open the gates to the Commandary Gardens for longer hours

 

Modify tow path to remove brick steps
75 Sidbury, Worcester WR1 2HU, UKModify tow path to remove brick steps to enable route to be used without dismounting. Suitable signage (Share with Care, please use bell).

Modify tow path to remove brick steps

Improve Cycle path/bridleway passing Countryside Centre
Unnamed Road, Worcester WR5 2NP, UKThis area needs attention as it is busy: cyclists and pedestrians to/from college, County Hall and hospital conflicting with adults, children, dogs, runners etc from car park to country park woods.  Needs careful consideration: possible thoughts:

  1. remove 5-bar farm gates – replace with removable bollards
  2. reduce/remove speed bumps
  3. improve signs/path markings to reduce conflicts between dog walkers crossing path from car park and cyclists using path
  4. consider chicanes to slow cyclists and gates to control dogs.
Raise cycle path next to Diglis bridge to enable access when the river is high
Severn Way, Worcester WR2 4AY, UK

Raise cycle path next to Diglis bridge to enable access when the river is high.

Raise cycle path next to Diglis bridge to enable access when the river is high

Crossings on road bridge – sync crossing times so pedestrians and cyclists only wait once
13 New Rd, Worcester WR2 4RL, UK

Crossings on road bridge – sync crossing times so pedestrians and cyclists only wait once.

Crossings on road bridge - sync crossing times

Remove barriers at end of flood protection bund on Hylton Road
233A Hylton Rd, Worcester WR2 5LA, UK

Remove barriers at end of flood protection bund on Hylton Road.

Remove barriers at end of flood protection bund on Hylton Road

Relocate bike rack
14 Grand Stand Rd, Worcester WR1 3RD, UK

Current location adjacent to race course in car park is unlikely to be used, as it is not at a destination point. Suggest relocation to a parking space on the Tything, eg. outside Coffee 45.

Mobile cycle rack

Whittington Road shared use footpath
36 Whittington Rd, Worcester WR5 2GA, UK

Continue shared use footpath / cycle path to the top of Red Hill Lane.

Continue shared use footpath / cycle path

Lights at end of Lowesmoor
13 Lowesmoor, Worcester WR1 1UW, UK

Lights in bus lane / cycle lane do not change for cyclists. Presume requires bus to trigger sequence.

Lights at end of Lowesmoor

Holywell Hill – share with care
Holywell Hill, Worcester WR2, UK

Lose no cycling sign, replace with Share with Care.

Lose no cycling sign on Holywell Hill