St Mary's Road forms part of the SCN6 corridor on the Southampton Cycle Network (SCN), which runs from the city centre to Portswood and Eastleigh. St Mary's Road forms a connection between Charlotte Place and The Avenue and Bevois Valley Road - both of which have recently been upgraded with new cycle facilities. The road also provides access to Royal South Hants (RSH), Solent University and the Newtown-Nicholstown area. (See the below map for more details).
The proposed scheme would reallocate road space with wide traffic lanes and changes to traffic signals.
- To improve access for key workers cycling to Royal South Hants, which currently doesn't benefit from cycle routes.
- To provide a connection between the SCN5 cycle route on The Avenue, Royal South Hants, Solent University and the Bedford Place Active Travel Zone.
St Mary's Road Perception Survey
38 respondents answered questions about travelling in the area around St Mary's Road. They were asked about the modes of travel they use and what barriers there are that prevent them from using Active Travel. The survey was available from 18 February to 11 March 2021.
The most common mode of daily travel was walking, and respondents used their main mode of travel for convenience, to save time and for enjoyment.
The main barriers respondents faced to Active Travel was a lack of direct or safe routes for cycling, unsafe crossing points and the volume of traffic in the area.