Cycle Lanes to Help Link Harnham and Hospital to the City

New cycling lanes will be installed in Salisbury later this month, the aim to link Harnham and Salisbury District Hospital with the city centre giving cyclists safer and easier access to the city.

The scheme will see one southbound lane on Brown Street turned into a cycleway and the removal of on-street parking on Exeter Street to create a cycleway on the street while maintaining two-way traffic.

People wishing to cycle to Harnham and the hospital from the city centre can follow the new cycle paths along Brown Street and Exeter Street, before joining up with the existing shared-use path along New Bridge Road and on to Odstock Road.

In the other direction, coming from Harnham and the hospital to the city, people should follow the existing shared-use path along New Bridge Road, then take the existing inbound cycling route along De Vaux Place and West Walk, past the cathedral and into the city centre.

Salisbury cycle map Brown Street Exeter Street
Salisbury’s New Cycle Routes

The temporary, six-month scheme is part of the Department for Transport’s emergency active travel funding, and due to the requirement to install the scheme within a short timeframe, it does not require the usual extensive consultation process with stakeholders or the public.

People wishing to cycle to Harnham and the hospital from the city centre can follow the new cycle paths along Brown Street and Exeter Street, before joining up with the existing shared-use path along New Bridge Road and on to Odstock Road.

In the other direction, coming from Harnham and the hospital to the city, people should follow the existing shared-use path along New Bridge Road, then take the existing inbound cycling route along De Vaux Place and West Walk, past the cathedral and into the city centre.

Cllr Bridget Wayman, Cabinet Member for Highways, said: “These new cycle paths help to link the city centre to Harnham and the hospital, and offer a safer route to the city’s businesses and employment for cyclists.

“We recognise that some on-street parking will be removed as a result of the scheme, but have written to local residents to offer alternative parking nearby.

“This is a temporary scheme that will be in place for six months, during which time we’ll monitor its use before making a decision on its future.

“We look forward to these routes being completed so cyclists and walkers can use them and enjoy all the health and environmental benefits they can bring.”

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