Madeira Drive was closed to motor vehicles in April 2020 to allow residents a safe space to exercise during the first lockdown period.
It was reopened to eastbound vehicles in October 2020, with entry from the Palace Pier roundabout, exiting at Duke’s Mound. We did this to help create a shared space for motorists, cyclists, pedestrians and Blue Badge holders in the city.
We have now completed the second phase of work. This included:
- reallocating road space to install a 4m wide protected cycle lane, ensuring the lane is wide enough for all types of bikes
- almost doubling the number of Blue Badge bays
- changing the orientation of parking and pay and display spaces for easier use
- reduced speed from 30mph to 20mph throughout route
The Environment, Transport and Sustainability committee agreed the changes in September through an Experimental Traffic Regulation Order (ETRO). This means we can develop the scheme further if we need to. You can also comment on the changes up to 29 November 2021.
We will continue to develop the Duke’s Mound junction as part of the Black Rock rejuvenation.