Pier to Pier Way

The Pier to Pier Way is a new 13-mile cycle route linking Weston-super-Mare and Clevedon. It is aimed at commuters, leisure users and tourists. It will form the central section of the North Somerset coastal towns cycle route, featuring quiet roads and traffic-free sections.

Key parts of the route

The key parts of the route are:

Tutshill greenway

A new section of traffic-free route saving four miles on the journey between Weston and Clevedon. This is due to open in summer 2022.

Marshalls Field

Upgrading of the existing walking and cycle route along Marshalls Field.

The Beach

A new segregated cycle lane along The Beach will form the start and end point of the Pier to Pier Way.

Further cycle route improvements along Elton Road, Salthouse Fields and Marine Lake will be developed with local input.

The Beach/Hill Road improvements in Clevedon

The Clevedon scheme aims to improve road safety at The Beach and Hill Road for all users, promote health and well-being and aid economic recovery by increasing visits locally and tourist trips from further afield.

The scheme includes:

  • a 20mph speed limit
  • pavement widening and better crossings facilities
  • more seating and greenery
  • more car parking overall through new spaces on Elton Road
  • dedicated loading bays for delivery drivers
  • cycle lanes and cycle parking on Hill Road and The Beach
  • one-way roads on key streets to promote simplified road layout, pedestrian priority and better road safety

Consultation

We consulted extensively on the draft proposals in April 2021 and the scheme was amended with local input and knowledge from residents and businesses. The scheme is backed by local councillors, Clevedon Town Council, Clevedon Business Improvement District (BID) and the Pier Trust. Many other interested parties have helped with the development of the scheme and are in favour of the amended improvements.

Find out more information about the consultation on our eConsult website.

The final design

The final design will include more car parking overall through the addition of new spaces on Elton Road.

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The cycle lane on The Beach forms the start and finish of the Pier to Pier Way. The Hill Road cycle lane will improve access to local shops and connections to wider Clevedon.

Cyclist speeds on The Beach will be slowed through a bend at the entrance nearest the Pier and pedestrian priority signage at all crossing points.

One-way roads will be introduced on Gardens Road, Woodlands Road and Seavale Road to prevent rat-running traffic with contra-flow cycling permitted. No car parking will be removed and Copse Road will remain two-way.

The area will continue to be served by the X6, X7 services and the 54 bus.

Three loading bays will be provided on both The Beach and on Hill Road.

Access for boats will be maintained through a loading area larger than the current one on The Beach.

Accessibility will be improved through the provision of several informal crossing points on The Beach and Hill Road along with a 20mph speed limit.

Parklets are being developed with local businesses to provide outdoor seating and planting areas. Their final locations will be agreed by our licensing team.

Construction dates

Work to improve Hill Road will begin after the Easter holidays and take eight weeks to complete.

Improvements to The Beach will start in Autumn 2022 when footfall is lowest and take eight weeks to complete.

The works will avoid all key holiday dates in order to minimise the impact on local businesses and retain enjoyment of the area during the summer.