Decision details

HTWG: ITCP-2017-13 – Lyndon Top cycleway

Decision Maker: Strategic Director for Places

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To improve the actual and perceived safety of this stretch of highway, which is heavily used by residents and tourists.
Residents and tourists have raised concerns regarding the safety of this section of carriageway specifically during the summer months when there is an increased number of cyclists using this section of highway to join onto the cycle path and an increased number of vehicles accessing different areas of Rutland Water.


It is intended to construct under The Highways Act 1980 a creation of cycleway – requiring the following works:
• Removal of the hedge within the adopted highway alongside the carriageway
• Installation of a new cycle way (to include edgings and culverting the existing ditch)
• Installation of cycle lane defenders • Removal of white lines on existing carriageway
• New signage and road marking to alert drivers to the new carriageway layout

Alternative options considered:

• Do nothing – this option would not improve actual or perceived safety.
• Purchase land off adjacent landowner – option more costly and would take considerably longer to deliver.

Publication date: 11/01/2021

Date of decision: 06/01/2021