Project Outline

Project Name

Tang Hall Lane / Foss Islands Path

Project Manager

Richard Milligan



Purpose of this Document:

This document summarises key project information to allow a Member decision to be made in support of the current course of action.



The mandate for this project derives from an OIC Director Decision on “Local Cycling and Walking Prioritisation (7/5/20)”


This paper can be found attached as an Annex to the main report.


The text within that report states:


“make improvements to the access onto the Foss Islands Path near the crest of the humpback bridge”


Project Description:

This project aims to resolve issues for active travellers at the junction where the Foss Islands cycle path joins Tang Hall Lane which currently forms part of Route 66 of the National Cycle Network. The project will consider safety and amenity issues for active travellers.

Civil construction solutions and traffic management solutions will be explored to resolve this issue.


This project is necessary to address safety and amenity issues for active travellers using the Tang Hall Lane / Foss Islands Cycle path. The junction is potentially dangerous for cyclists turning both off and onto the road, as it abruptly joins the road just beyond the brow of a hump-back bridge with no warning for cyclists or vehicles respectively.


Aims and Objectives:

The Aim of the Project is to:

Resolve safety and amenity issues for active travellers on the cycle route along Tang Hall Lane at the point where it turns onto the Foss Islands Cycle Path.

The Objectives are:


Implement a solution to resolve safety and amenity issues - Feasibility work will determine options for rectifying existing issues. The ultimate objective is to implement the most appropriate solution.




In Scope:


Geographical location: The section of the cycle route that is in close proximity to the junction from Tang Hall Lane onto Foss Islands Path.


Only the Adopted Highway covering footpath, carriageway, cycleway, or verge that is necessary to implement a solution


Consideration of civil construction solutions.


Consideration of non-civil construction solutions.


Consideration of traffic management solutions; for example, signage or road markings.


Consideration of LTN 1/20 guidance. Green scoring solutions are preferable, however non green scoring solutions can be considered where project objectives are met.


Consideration of solutions that affect traffic capacity, where necessary to achieve the objectives.


Out of Scope:


Geographical exclusions:

-      Foss Islands Cycle Path ramp and the main path (NCN66) that heads under Tang Hall Lane

-      Any section of Tang Hall Lane that does not form part of the cycle path/junction.


Surfacing of carriageway and footpaths beyond what is necessary to implement a solution.


Construction of new cycle path, pavement or road.


Consideration of solutions outside of the adopted public highway, or consideration of solutions that would require resolution of land ownership issues.


Changes to TRO’s and/or restrictions.


Physical changes to the structure of bridges.


Consideration of traffic signalling options.


Consideration of changes to parking provision.


Traffic modelling or Air Quality modelling.


Consideration of improvements to street furniture or public realm except where necessary to achieve the project objectives.


Consideration of options that would prevent motor vehicle access along routes currently accessible.


Not looking to improve

-      Congestion / Queues / Delays

-      Bus Facilities

-      Upgrade equipment

-      Street Lighting


Consideration of options that improve public transport operation / infrastructure.



Outcomes and Benefits:

Improved safety, measured by a comparison of safety statistics over a 5-year period post construction.


Increased usage of the route, as measured by survey data post construction.


Dependencies and related works:

There are no dependencies on other projects.


Design Resource Procurement:

A contract for design resource is in place and can be utilised when required. No further procurement of design resource is necessary.