Lincoln Road improvements

We are considering potential improvement options for Lincoln Road. The options focus on the Millfield area of Lincoln Road, between Searjeant Street and Windmill Street.

A public consultation took place in the summer of 2022. We engaged with 183 people at public events and received 310 completed surveys.

Our officers are reviewing responses. They will work with our highways providers to create the final scheme. The improvements are due to start in 2023.

Project aims

Our project aims are to:

  • Create an attractive destination for residents, visitors and shoppers
  • Encourage more people in the area to walk and cycle
  • Help boost local business
  • Encourage more of a cafe culture approach

Cafes, restaurants and shops could extend their business outside and make the most of the improved, additional space during the spring and summer.

Potential improvement options

We drew up two options to give an idea of what we could achieve. These options are at an early stage. All elements were open to feedback during the consultation period.

For both options, we are proposing new block paving to enhance the look of this section of Lincoln Road. Our intention is to continue the new paving up to the shop frontages. We have contacted private landowners to highlight that we will seek their permission for this work to take place, pending the response from the consultation.

Option one

  • New widened pavements on either side of the road
  • New pedestrian crossing at the Lincoln Road / Alma Road junction
  • New soft landscaping - e.g. trees and shrubs
  • New electric vehicle charging points
  • New bins
  • Cycle parking
  • New benches
  • This option would mean the removal of three parking spaces on the road
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The map shows the area of Lincoln Road in Peterborough between Searjeant Street and Alma Road.

The improvements for option one displayed on the map include:

  • New footway paving on the section of Lincoln Road between Searjeant Street and Alma Road
  • New landscaped area on both sides of the pavement to the north and south of the section of road
  • New cycle stands, benches and bins at various locations along the road
  • Removal of one parking space outside The Blue Shop to make way for a zebra crossing across the road between The Blue Shop and Kubmus Market
  • Four parking spaces located outside of Stagecoach Peterborough Citi, two less than existing layout
  • Three parking spaces located outside of Peterborough Fish and Grocery Shop, Sam's Chicken Peterborough and Sue Ryder - retained as per existing layout
  • 15 parking spaces located outside of Top Table, Europoli Supermarket, Merkur Slots and Aphrodite Holistic Therapy Clinic - retained as per existing layout
  • Three parking spaces located outside of International Food Centre - retained as per existing layout

Option two

  • All items listed under option one
  • Addition of cycling infrastructure (a cycle lane on either side of the road)
  • This option would mean the removal of ten parking spaces on the road
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The map shows the area of Lincoln Road in Peterborough between Searjeant Street and Alma Road.

The improvements for option two displayed on the map include:

  • New footway paving on the section of Lincoln Road between Searjeant Street and Alma Road
  • New landscaped area on the north west and south western areas of the stretch of road
  • Proposed cycle lane - on the western side of the road running from RH & CO Chartered Accounts up to Milan
  • Proposed cycle lane - on the eastern side of the road running from Rotana Kebab House down to Sense
  • New cycle stands, benches and bins at various locations along the road
  • Removal of ten parking spaces - one outside The Blue Shop to make way for a zebra crossing and nine along the eastern side of the street

Funding

Following Towns Fund approval of the business case, we have secured £2.5million from the Government for this project.

We will provide additional funding from our own redevelopment budget. We also expect grant funding from other sources.

Contact us

Email: townsfund@peterborough.gov.uk