Environment

Proposals for new pedestrian and cycle crossing on Station Road, Barnstaple

Photo of Station Road in Barnstaple

Posted on: 11 May 2021

People in Barnstaple are being invited to have their say on proposals for a new pedestrian and cycle crossing on Station Road.

Devon County Council is seeking views on its plans for the new “parallel” crossing on Station Road, between Costa and B&Q, to replace the existing facility.

The proposals are among the measures being introduced across Devon using Emergency Active Travel Funding to support walking and cycling. The County Council is prioritising this improvement to provide safer pedestrian and cyclist facilities on Station Road.

The new crossing would work like a zebra crossing but would also allow cyclists to cross on it. Two back to back right-turn lanes for vehicles accessing B&Q and Costa will also be introduced to reduce traffic queuing on this stretch of road.

The scheme would help connect walking and cycling links between the train station, town centre and National Cycle Route 3. The aim is for construction to start later this year.

Comments on the proposal can be sent by email to transportplanning-mailbox@devon.gov.uk. The consultation will be open until Friday 4 June.

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