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Review of Crouch Street active travel proposals announced as County Council listens to feedback


26/07/2022
Safer, Greener, Healthier

Active travel proposals for key route in Colchester to be reviewed after consultation with residents and businesses in the area.

Plans to revamp Crouch Street in Colchester aimed at improving walking and cycling provision will be reviewed after Essex County Council (ECC) listened to public feedback.

Proposals drawn up for Crouch Street would’ve seen new cycleway provision, improved public realm and crossing points, as well as a reduction in the amount of parking in the area.

The changes were drawn up under ECC’s Safer, Greener, Healthier campaign with the scheme set to be funded following the County Council’s successful £7.4 million bid to the Government’s second Active Travel Fund (ATF2).

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Safer, Greener, Healthier Colchester

A summary of the measures which will be introduced in Colchester under the first stage of Active Travel measures include:

  • School Streets cluster off of Lexden Road and 20mph speed limits
  • 2km of flow segregation on-carriageway on Lexden Road from Spring Avenue to Crouch Street
  • Crouch Street (West and East) eastbound: contraflow cycleway provision, improved public realm, reduced parking and surface crossing for pedestrians and cyclists
  • A grade crossing at Balkerne Hill, with the removal of subway
  • Return St Johns Street to original highway layout
  • Vineyard Street to East Hill: on-carriageway one-way provisions for east and west.
  • 20mph speed limit and minor kerb changes to the corridor of High Street and Queen Street
  • Permanent repurposing of A134 Station Way S/B bus lane
  • Segregated cycleway provision on Head Street
  • Experimental High Street TRO restricting general through traffic
  • Junction improvement at Head Street / Crouch Street East / St Johns Street to enable cyclists to move safely between the north to south/east to west routes
  • 20mph speed limits
  • School Street for Colchester North Primary

Please see the map in the documents section for some location detail. Full scheme details can be seen below.