Work starting on two major cycling improvement projects this month

Work is set to begin this month on two major projects to dramatically transform the cycling experience in Southampton.
 
The first will see the creation of new continuous, safe and segregated cycle paths along both sides of Inner Avenue. These 'Copenhagen style' segregated cycle lanes will be the first of their kind in the city and will enable people to cycle completely separately from traffic and pedestrians. This will be a key improvement as part of the SCN5 Northern Cycle Freeway, with the new lanes extending from Lodge Road to Charlotte Place southbound and from London Road to Banister Road northbound. Once complete, the SCN5 route will go from the City Centre to Chandlers Ford.
 
The second scheme commencing this month is a major two year project to improve journey times for all road users on the A3024 Eastern Corridor.
 
As well as junction and signal improvements and the introduction of new bus priority technology, the scheme will also see the creation of SCN3 - a new cycle freeway on Bursledon Road linking Bitterne Road East to Botley Road. SCN3 will include a segregated cycle freeway away from traffic, priority over side road crossings and improved crossing points.
 
These schemes are in addition to the major ongoing works on SCN1, the Western Cycle Freeway from Totton to the city centre which is set for completion this summer. Together these projects mark a significant step in developing safe and direct facilities for people to cycle and travel more actively. For further information on Southampton City Council's cycling strategy, click here.