DODINGTON- Rodford Way Mandatory Cycle Lanes


Requests by cyclists and the local community have been made for the council to improve routes for cyclists in and around Yate.

Rodford Way, originally intended as a high capacity motor vehicle through route, remains intimidating to cyclists despite reallocating one lane of the dual carriage way to cycle lanes some years ago. South Gloucestershire Council Road Safety Team have monitored the number of collisions resulting in injuries and a disproportionate level of cyclists are seen within the record for this road.

Recent changes in legislation mean that the highway authority no longer need to advertise a Traffic Regulation Order to install a mandatory cycle lane.

The purpose of the scheme is to:

  • formalise separation between cyclists and motor vehicles;
  • make the road more attractive to cyclists;
  • improve the visibility of cycle lanes and heighten drivers awareness of cyclists presence;
  • help address on going road safety concerns;
  • support local and national policy to promote active travel by cycling;
  • compliment U-turn prohibition.


The proposed scheme is to:

  • Convert the dashed road markings for advisory cycle lanes on both carriageways of Rodford Way to the solid lines for mandatory cycle lanes.
  • Provide the appropriate upright signs in support of the road markings for cycle lanes that are mandatory at all times.


Further information: 

Legitimate access to premises, parking bays and at junctions along the route would be unaffected by this proposal.

Parking would not be allowed within the cycle lanes marked out with a solid white line.

You must not drive a motor vehicle in a mandatory cycle lane.

The drawings showing the proposals are available directly via the links in the consultation documents section below.

To tell us your views you can: Respond to the questionnaire

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The closing date for comments is the 11th March 2019

This consultation has now closed and our consultation report is now available.


  • Opened
    13 Feb 2019 at 00:00
  • Closed
    24 Mar 2019 at 23:59
  • Response Published
    11 Oct 2019


Geographical area
  • Dodington
  • Yate Central
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South Gloucestershire Council,
Department for Environment and Community Services,
PO Box 1954,
Design and Operations Team,
BS37 0DD

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