Work has just been completed on a new cycle route in Oldbury, West Midlands to improve links with Sandwell and Dudley train station.
The new cycle link and footpath improvement works have been installed along the A4034 Oldbury Ringway to allow cyclists to bypass the island where the Ringway, Church Street and Bromford Road. The project consisted of new cycle lanes, new signs, a refuge for cyclists crossing the ring road and dropped kerbs.
Sandwell Council’s cabinet member for regeneration and economic investment Councillor Paul Moore said:
“We’re working with cyclists to identify what we can do to make their journeys safer and encourage others to take up cycling. We’re particularly focusing on areas where we can make it easier for people to cycle to and from work, especially people who commute by train.”
The scheme is part of the Sandwell’s Cycling Strategy, which was produced by Cycling in Sandwell. The forum includescouncil officers, officers from Sandwell Primary Care Trustand members of the public. The strategy contains a proposed network of safer cycle routes, which aims to create the conditions to make cycling a much more popular, safe and convenient.
The Pictor double-sided cycle scheme bollard
A total of 18 Pictor bollards were used in the project displaying a 300mm diameter 957 sign on either side. The Pictor is a great solution for separating footpaths – designating pedestrian and cycle lanes.
Rotationally mounded using an advanced linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE), the Pictor bollard is durable, resistant to ultraviolet light and has great low-temperature impact resistance.
The Pictor bollard has a variety of installation options, this particular project called for a concrete-in root. Installation is quick and easy. The ground is excavated to a depth of 400mm and the bollard is planted using quickset concrete. The installation is then completed by using cold lay macadam to level and match the footpath.
Find out more on the Pictor sign carrying bollard here