Essex Highways, Safer, Greener, Healthier

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.