What is planned?
A 6km (3.75 mile) long segregated cycleway from the city centre to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire via Binley Business Park.
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. People on cycles will have priority over traffic entering and leaving side roads and at traffic light junctions the cycleway will have its own set of traffic lights to ensure safety through them.
Who is it aimed at?
The cycleway has been developed and designed to accommodate the needs of people that do not usually cycle. In a recent survey, the biggest reason people gave for not cycling is that they are concerned about their safety, followed by a lack of confidence. These proposals aim to reduce those concerns by physically separating people on cycles with motor vehicles.
What changes to roads and traffic management will there be?
- Some side roads will become closed to vehicular traffic including Stoke Green (West), Raleigh Road and Anthony Way at their junctions with Binley Road. Vehicular access will be maintained from the other ends of these roads including via Hollis Road, Hugh Road, Bolingbroke Road, Church Lane, Momus Boulevard, Kempley Ave and Wyver Crescent
- The existing right turn ban from Binley Road into Bull’s Head Lane will be lifted
- The right turn from Biggin Hall Crescent into Binley Road will be improved through the addition of traffic lights at the junction
- Entry into Biggin Hall Crescent will be banned from Binley Road
See all of the Council's formal requests for Traffic Regulation Orders - this is where we will list all of the orders relating to changes to the highway for Binley Cycleway.
Changes following consultation
As a result of your feedback during the consultations that took place in October 2020 and March and April 2021 some alterations and improvements have been made to the scheme design along the length of the proposed route. We will also review the section between the Tesco Clifford Bridge roundabout and the Brookvale Avenue and Binley Road junction. Once we have done this we will re-consult on this section. The consultation summary report can be found on the Council’s Let’s Talk site
When will construction start?
Construction on this work has now started.
If you have any enquiries, on the Binley Cycleway please direct them to Binleycycleway@coventry.gov.uk
How is it funded?
Transport for West Midlands (TfWM), which is part of the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) is funding the scheme which forms part of a wider 10km strategic East-West connection, linking with the Coundon Cycleway which is currently under construction.
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, Fargo, Gosford Green, Stoke Green, Stoke Park, Empress Buildings Shopping Arcade, Iceland, Lidl, Binley Business Park, Tesco, University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire
How can I find out more detail?
Have a look at the detailed plans. The red boxes along the route show which drawing to view to see a more detailed plan of proposals in that location.