Encouraging modal shift through sustainable transport
Delivery Body: Croydon Council
Coast to Capital LGF Allocation: £2.19m
Match Funding Contribution: £2.30m
Project Status: Complete
Summary of Project
Connected Croydon was a programme to improve sustainable transport within Croydon town centre. In particular the scheme focussed on improvements to walking and cycling access within the town, with the creation of high quality new cycle lanes and at grade pedestrian crossings to improve connectivity between the office and retails sectors. Coast to Capital awarded Local Growth Funding to contribute to the construction of this project.
Overall the scheme has been acknowledged to have made a significant difference to access across the Wellesley Road, which is a main arterial road that divides Croydon town centre in two. The creation of ‘A’ grade pedestrian crossings and cycle crossings has also improved town centre safety and sustainable transport journey times, whilst also creating a more attractive environment in which to walk, live, work, socialise, and do business.
Improvement works included public realm improvements, landscaping, de-cluttering, new street furniture, cycle parking and 72 new trees planted.
- 10,839sqm public realm improved
- 4 apprentices
- 0.429km of new roads / cycle ways
- 128 Temporary construction jobs
- 2,192sqm of footpaths
- 6,406sqm carriageway
- 2,241sqm of landscaping
- 72 trees planted
- 84 items of redundant street furniture and lighting removed
- 8 cycle parking spaces created
- 15 public seating created
- 4 new / improved pedestrian crossing