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.