Project Outline

Project Name

Skeldergate Cycle Improvements at Buildouts

Project Manager

Beth Old



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:


“Skeldergate – investigation of improved measures for cyclists at the two build-outs”


Project Description:

Provision of improvements to cyclist safety and amenity at the build-outs at Skeldergate.


To minimise conflict between road users at Skeldergate.


Aims and Objectives:

The Aim of the Project is to:

Improve safety, amenity and accessibility for cyclists on the route along Skeldergate, and to reduce and/or remove conflict at build-outs.

The Objectives are:


Cycle Improvements - Enable cyclists to safely pass the Skeldergate build-outs without conflict over right of way and road space from other road users.




In Scope:


Consideration of changes to the 2 Skeldergate build-outs to improve cyclist safety


Consideration of LTN 1/20 guidance. Green scoring solutions are preferable. Non green scoring solutions can be considered if they achieve project objectives.


Consideration of changes to Road markings/signage.


Civil Engineering / construction solutions.


Changes within the bounds of the adopted highway.


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


Out of Scope:


Locations outside of the area defined above


Improvements to pedestrian access


Not looking to improve the following:

-      Congestion

-      Bus facilities/routes

-      Queue lengths

-      Traffic capacity

-      Resurface any roads/footpaths not required as part of works.

-      Drainage


Changes, removal or addition of/to speed calming measures.


Consideration of changes to adopted highway boundaries or solutions that require the resolution of land ownership issues.


Consideration of solutions that prevent motor vehicle access.


Consideration of improvements to public realm or street furniture, except where required to achieve project objectives.



Outcomes and Benefits:

Improved cyclist safety / reduced incidents – Measured by a comparison of accident data post construction.


Dependencies and related works:

There is a strong dependency on a local ward scheme in the same area. Findings from the feasibility stage of the ward scheme will be considered as part of this project.


Design Resource Procurement:

A contract for design resource support is in place. No further procurement of design resource support is required.