Walking along Vera’s Way to Beehive Centre shopping

Vera's Way is a popular walking route for shoppers from Sleaford Street into the Beehive Centre. It used to be a pedestrian path only but was turned into shared space, which doesn't always work well.

Vera's Way needs improvement, so pedestrians have a safer walking route separated from cyclists. Currently it is narrow, steep and poorly maintained, with awkward turns creating visibility and encroachment issues for walkers and cyclists. Cyclists go fast downslope, and slowly and awkwardly upslope. There is a separate cycle path for part of it, and this creates a muddle on the turn into the Beehive site proper. The route is named after Vera who used it to shop for herself and neighbours at the Beehive shopping centre.