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Kenilworth Road cycle route, Leamington Spa

The new cycle route on the Kenilworth Road was completed in 2023. The off road cycle route alongside the A452 between Binswood Avenue and Northumberland Road will continue as a signed cycle route along Beauchamp Road and Binswood Avenue, between Leamington Spa town centre and Kenilworth Road.

The Kenilworth Road work started in January 2023, following final approval by Warwickshire County Council's Portfolio Holder for Transport and Planning. Phase 1 was largely completed between January and early May 2023. Some of the traffic signals upgrade works and other elements were subject to statutory consultation in June and July 2023 (see details below), and delivered in Phase 2 September and December 2023. 

From the start of January 2024, some minor remedial and finishing works have taken place at various locations along Kenilworth Road and works started on construction of the road hump / cycle priority crossing at the junction of Kenilworth Road and Cloister Crofts.

Further work is planned in February and March 2024 to install a new crossing refuge on Clarendon Avenue. This will connect the signed cycle route along Beauchamp Road and Binswood Avenue with existing cycle lanes on Tavistock Street, Clarendon Avenue and Parade.

The Kenilworth Road Cycle Route is one part of an ambitious Active Travel project to provide a 5km walking, wheeling and cycling route alongside the A452 between Kenilworth and Leamington (K2L). This includes a new foot and cycle bridge across the River Avon near Chesford Grange. The Kenilworth Road Cycle Route is the first scheme within K2L Section 1: Leamington Spa town centre to Bericote roundabout.

The Kenilworth Road Cycle Route and K2L are also part of a wider programme to improve and extend the networks of walking and cycling routes in and around Warwickshire’s towns. The aim is to create a safe and attractive environment for walking and cycling, so that they become the natural choices for shorter journeys and outdoor recreation in Warwickshire. Detailed proposals and scheme priorities are set out in the draft Warwickshire Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan.

Making it easier for people to walk and cycle for short local journeys will also help to tackle congestion, improve air quality, reduce carbon emissions, and support an increase in physical activity.

The Kenilworth Road scheme has been funded by the Government’s ‘Getting Building Fund’ and 'Active Travel Fund'.

Consultation documents, June 2023: proposed road hump, shared footway/cycle tracks, mandatory cycle lane and parking restrictions. 

Warwickshire County Council advertised changes to the highway in Leamington Spa under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 and the Highways Act 1980. 

Full details of the statement of reasons, schedules, traffic orders, public notices and technical plans are available online.

The consultation ended on 21 July 2023 for the following: 

Community Engagement

Community engagement on this project took place in Autumn 2022. A summary of the community engagement is included as Appendix A in the Portfolio Holder report (PDF, 226 KB).

We are very grateful to residents and to local and regional stakeholder groups who provided comments and completed the survey forms. This feedback, alongside further design reviews, has led to a number of changes and refinements to the original proposals.

Details of the changes and a scheme overview plan are available below.

Scheme description and design changes following community engagement

View latest plan:

Scheme Overview Plan  9.2-A452-069-009 Rev H (PDF, 1.9 MB).

Previous plans:

You can view the scheme plans from the community engagement in Autumn 2022 below:

Previous scheme documents: footway conversion and pedestrian crossing upgrade

You can view the previous scheme documents relating to footway conversion and pedestrian crossing upgrade below:

Contact us

For more information, please get in touch by emailing tpu@warwickshire.gov.uk.

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