Inner Distribution Road (IDR) multi-modal enhancements – walking and cycling

The issue

Traffic on the IDR acts as a barrier to people walking and cycling to the town centre. The quantity and speed of traffic makes it hard for them to cross the road.

Air quality around the IDR is poor due to the large volumes of traffic on the road.

Map showing IDR.

The scheme

Enhancements to walking and cycling in this scheme include:

  • Reallocation of road space to walking and cycling
  • Improved pedestrian and cycle provision, including wider, more accessible routes, and new and upgraded crossings
  • Potential re-routing of freight traffic onto more suitable routes
  • Traffic signal upgrades
  • Safety enhancements
  • Removal of excessive street furniture
  • Increased landscaping and vegetation

The outcome

An improved walking and cycling experience.

Last updated on 15/09/2023