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Kenilworth Active Travel projects - Clarke's Avenue to Farmer Ward Road


We are improving the path between Clarke’s Avenue and Farmer Ward Road in Kenilworth, including widening and resurfacing. This will enable us to create a shared use route for walking and cycling, providing a more attractive connection between east and west Kenilworth for people of all ages and abilities.

Works are expected to start on 20th March 2023 with anticipated completion by 28th March.  The footbridge will be closed for the duration of the works.  An alternative pedestrian route will be available via Clarke's Avenue, Warwick Road, Birches Lane and Farmer Ward Road.  The works will be undertaken by the County Council’s Highways Contractor – Balfour Beatty Living Places.

The scheme is part of a wider programme of ‘Active Travel’ projects to make it easier for people to walk and cycle for short local journeys, helping to tackle congestion, improve air quality, reduce carbon emissions and support physical activity.

Funding for the design and development of this scheme has come from Warwickshire County Council and Kenilworth Town Council.

Community engagement

Community engagement on this project took place in Summer 2022.  We are very grateful to everyone who provided comments and completed the survey.  Over 100 responses were received, with a strong level of support for the proposals.

Some minor changes were made to the design in response to the local feedback and additional design work was commissioned to provide connections on either side of the path, including cycle routes to the new Kenilworth School site.  The latest design can be found below.

Scheme description and design

The scheme includes the following measures:

  • Path widening (to three metres) and resurfacing 
  • Permitting cycling on the path
  • Removal of existing barriers and replacement with wooden bollards
  • Dropped kerbs at Clarke’s Avenue and Farmer Ward Road
  • Information and direction signs for pedestrians and cyclists
  • Cleaning and painting of bridge metalwork

You can view further details of the scheme on the plan below.

Clarke's Avenue to Farmer Ward Road general arrangement plan MWT21/098/02A (PDF, 1.2 MB)

Previous plans and scheme documents

You can view the previous scheme plans and notice about permissive rights, used in the community engagement from Summer 2022 below:

Contact us

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