The Pier to Pier Way is a new 13-mile cycle route linking Weston-super-Mare and Clevedon. It is aimed at commuters, leisure users and tourists. It will form the central section of the North Somerset coastal towns cycle route, featuring quiet roads and traffic-free sections.
Key parts of the route
The key parts of the route are:
A new section of traffic-free route saving four miles on the journey between Weston and Clevedon. This is due to open in summer 2022.
Upgrading of the existing walking and cycle route along Marshalls Field.
A new segregated cycle lane along The Beach will form the start and end point of the Pier to Pier Way.
Further cycle route improvements along Elton Road, Salthouse Fields and Marine Lake will be developed with local input.
The Beach/Hill Road improvements in Clevedon
The Clevedon scheme aims to improve road safety at The Beach and Hill Road for all users, promote health and well-being and aid economic recovery by increasing visits locally and tourist trips from further afield.
The scheme includes:
- a 20mph speed limit
- pavement widening and better crossings facilities
- more seating and greenery
- more car parking overall through new spaces on Elton Road
- dedicated loading bays for delivery drivers
- cycle lanes and cycle parking on Hill Road and The Beach
- one-way roads on key streets to promote simplified road layout, pedestrian priority and better road safety
We consulted extensively on the draft proposals in April 2021 and the scheme was amended with local input and knowledge from residents and businesses. The scheme is backed by local councillors, Clevedon Town Council, Clevedon Business Improvement District (BID) and the Pier Trust. Many other interested parties have helped with the development of the scheme and are in favour of the amended improvements.
The final design
The final design will include more car parking overall through the addition of new spaces on Elton Road.