Clampdown on central rat run
A busy city centre rat run will be closed to traffic one-way as part of an 18-month trial to reduce congestion and pollution.
Cars will be banned from going up the northern section of Gay Street, between George Street and The Circus in a bid to improve air quality and traffic flow.
The scheme will also see coaches stopped from using Bennett Street, near the Assembly Rooms, while new loading restrictions are being introduced on George Street.
Councillor Roger Symonds, Bath and North East Somerset Council's cabinet member for transport, said he hoped the move would help protect the buildings and residents around The Circus area.
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He said: "These measures will improve people's quality of life. Residents and visitors should be able to walk and cycle around the city centre in a pleasant environment."
He said the proposals, which had been requested by the Circus Area Residents' Association, formed part of the council's commitment to make Bath into "a more walkable city".
The restrictions, aimed as an 18-month trial starting this year, will mean that no loading or unloading will be allowed along most of George Street from Monday to Saturday, between 7am and 11am and 3pm and 7pm, and it will be banned at all times on the north side of the road between Bartlett Street and Lansdown Road.
People are invited to have their say on the plans by going to www.bathnes.gov.uk/circus area before February 18.