SCN3 Eastern Cycle Freeway

The main route to the east of Southampton is benefiting from major investment to create the SCN3 Eastern Cycle Freeway on the A3024 Bursledon Road.

This new segregated cycle freeway will be away from traffic and will run along the length of Bursledon Road, linking Bitterne Road East to Botley Road. Cyclists will also benefit from priority over side road crossings and improved crossing points. Other traffic calming and minor improvements continue to be made on routes in Sholing and Bitterne.

In addition to the segregated cycle freeway, the scheme will also provide a new cycle cityway from Bitterne Village to A3024 Bitterne Road West before joining the shared use cycleway to Southampton city centre. The cityway will run via Angel Crescent, Peartree Avenue, Chessel Avenue, Athelstan Road and Quayside Road.

As part of this, work is currently taking place on Peartree Avenue to create a new shared use cycleway and footway. An upgraded pedestrian and cycle crossing will also be installed.