Lincoln Sincil Bank rejuvenation

The Sincil Bank improvement project aims to revitalise the area for both local residents and businesses.

The project will include:

  • provision of a new green corridor for cyclists and pedestrians along Sincil Bank, between the entrance to Lincoln City Football Club’s LNER Stadium and Kesteven Street. This would include the provision of a northbound cycleway; planted areas; and the resurfacing of several sections footway and carriageway along Sincil Bank
  • implementation of a revised one-way system within the Sincil Bank area. This is in conjunction with the previously implemented residents’ parking scheme
  • a number of aesthetic improvements, in the form of gateway features, incorporated into the project at a number of key junctions within the Sincil Bank area

The project forms a key part of the Lincoln Transport Strategy and aims to contribute to the wider development of central Lincoln.

Aims and benefits

  • improved quality of life for residents
  • reduced traffic in the area and a safer environment for cyclists
  • improving accessibility and connectivity of the area to the rest of Lincoln
  • improved air quality for the area
  • reduced rat-running through the neighbourhood
  • provide a more welcoming ambiance for visitors to community businesses
  • make Lincoln more attractive for future investment

Cost and funding

The project will cost £3 million and will be funded by a portion of the £19 million of Lincoln Town Deal funding awarded to the City of Lincoln in 2020 by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities.


  • March 2020: City of Lincoln secures £19m in Town Deal funding
  • April 2022: All Lincoln Town Deal business cases approved by central government, including Sincil Bank rejuvenation
  • November 2023: Public engagement event held
  • Summer 2024*: Construction begins
  • February 2025*: Project complete

*All future dates are projected and subject to change dependent on external factors.