Charcon has delivered its award-winning cycleway segregation kerbing for the first phase of Nottingham City Council’s Western Corridor cycleway route, three months after completing supply to the Mayor’s Flagship Cycle Superhighway (CS2) in London.
Charcon’s cycleway segregation system is a one unit concrete system, meaning the majority of the work can be carried out off-site, in turn speeding up construction and reducing the impact on road users.
The system features a half batter along the carriageway, capable of withstanding impact from vehicles, and a splay edge on the cycleway side to reduce the chance of cyclists catching a pedal.
Mike Davies, specification manager for Charcon, explained: “Being on the blind side of a lorry or bus is a dangerous place for a cyclist. By installing the kerb on just one side of the carriageway, these cyclists are safely segregated from the blind spots of passing traffic.
Having experience of delivering this type of product on a large scale, we were able to confidently hit the ground running and ensure phase one of the project was delivered on time and on budget.”
400l/m of Charcon’s new innovative cycle kerb was manufactured, supplied and installed for the first phase of the project along Castle Boulevard, with further upgrades planned along the Northern, Southern and Eastern corridors to provide a complete overhaul of the city’s cycleway network.
Adam Sherratt, senior engineer at Nottingham City Council, comments: “The segregation units are an ideal product for what we need. The design of the units means that they are fast and efficient by means of installation, offering good value for money. The all-in-one unit also looks good and proves to be robust so the maintenance risks are low.”
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