The Nurses Way


Why the Nurses Way?

When we ask people in Exeter which bits of road stop them cycling or they dislike cycling along there is a recurrent theme. Barrack Road, often accompanied by Polsloe Road.

This section of road network has evolved over thousands of years but in its current configuration is one of the most problematic for active travel in Exeter - the group of users the government wants to see growing fastest.

That’s a problem given this route should be key to our active transport network, with hospitals, schools, nurseries, offices, a (brand new) train station, industrial areas, residential districts, play parks and the river valley park scattered along its length - the census data shows this demand but crash data shows it’s a problem route (for pedestrians and cyclists alike).

We think it’s time to change that.

See our Nurses Way briefing document.


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