Cycle Routes - Overview
You can cycle on the whole of the road network in Southend. However there are many quiet roads in the town, often running parallel to busy roads, which cyclists can use safely and conveniently. Some of these roads have reserved sections for cyclists.
In addition some cycle routes have been constructed adjacent to the carriageway, on pavements specifically designated to be shared with or segregated from pedestrians. These are clearly indicated by signs and markings.
Other routes are available that are completely traffic free on cycle paths or greenways. Again these are often shared with pedestrians.
Cyclists can also use routes marked as byways or bridleways.
When using these routes remember you should be careful and polite to other users; using your bell can be a useful way to tell people you are approaching.
Priory Park to Pier Hill Cycle Route
A cycle route has been constructed that links Priory Park to Pier Hill. The cycle route through Priory Park and the route alongside Victoria Avenue are both off-road. The cycle route crosses Victoria Avenue and Queensway using toucan crossings (crossings that can be used by both pedestrians and cyclists).
Between College Way and Pier Hill the cycle route is on-road and cyclists are signed down quiet roads. On Milton Place, Runwell Terrace and Pier Hill contra-flow cycle lanes exist allowing cyclists to travel in both directions, while cars are only permitted to travel one-way.
A127 Cycle Route
A segregated off-road cycle track currently exists adjacent to the A127 on both sides between the Kent Elms junction and the Southend Borough boundary (and beyond towards Basildon).
A number of recent improvements ensure that cyclists (and pedestrians) have a clearer and safer route.
To view the cycle routes in Southend please refer to the related downloads section.
Last updated: 30th April 2013