Emergency Active Travel

As part of the local response in Coventry to COVID-19, the Council is introducing a number of active travel schemes to encourage more people to walk and cycle.

The funding for these projects comes from the Government's Emergency Active Travel Fund. As part of this first phase, the Council has developed a number of schemes.

Projects

City Centre

City centre access

We are planning road closures to provide more space for pedestrians and cyclists within the city centre.

How we're doing this:

  • We're closing High Street to vehicles during business opening hours
  • We're prioritising public transport, cycling and walking along Hales Street, Trinity Street, Cross Cheaping, and Burges
  • We're prioritising public transport, cycling and walking along Jordan Well to promote social distancing.

Canal Basin to City Centre connection

We are providing a new cycle route into the city centre from the Canal Basin to connect with the canal towpath and the route to Radford.

How we're doing this:

  • We're installing a pop-up two-way cycle lane along Upper Well Street to the existing crossing under the Ring Road and along the slip road from Junction 9
  • We're widening the existing path alongside the Ring Road.

Canal basin connection

University of Warwick connections

We are improving cycle routes to Cannon Park Shopping Centre and the University of Warwick.

How we're doing this:

  • We're improving the Canley Ford path that links Kenilworth Road to the A45
  • We're installing a pop-up two-way cycle lane along the south side of Charter Avenue from the junction with Cannon Hill Road by the A45 to Sir Henry Parkes Road

Charter Ave Route Plan

Foleshill Road

Foleshill Road

We are promoting social distancing around the main shopping area on Foleshill Road.

How we're doing this:

  • · We're installing signs to promote social distancing
  • · We're putting in barriers to deter parking on footways

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