Should traffic be banned from Bath’s Dorchester Street?
A wide-ranging traffic shake-up will see through traffic banned from Dorchester Street, Manvers Street and Pierrepont Street.
Council chiefs have revived a version of an idea which they shelved in 2010 to make bus services more reliable.
B&NES Council wants to test the idea of banning through traffic from the streets around the bus and railway stations, which it says will also make it easier for people to get to and from the SouthGate centre.
But it says it is prepared to make Green Park Road into a two-way street for its entire length to compensate.
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At the moment the stretch nearest to Churchill Bridge is one-way.
The council is consulting local residents, businesses and residents’ associations in the area.
Its cabinet member for transport, Councillor Roger Symonds (Lib Dem, Combe Down), said: “This proposal represents Bath and North East Somerset Council’s strong intention to reduce traffic in the main shopping and visitor areas in Bath city centre. There are a number of advantages to the scheme. The proposal should make it possible for bus operators to run more punctual services than at present. We will reduce congestion and pollution and enhance the environment for people on foot and who ride bicycles. We hope that people respond to this informal consultation with their views.
“At the same time, we will explore the possibility of making the entire length of Green Park Road available for traffic in both directions so that south bound traffic can go directly over Churchill Bridge, rather than having to go around the Forum block. Traffic lights and signage would also be examined to provide better safety for people on foot.”
Buses, taxis, bikes and motorcycles would not be banned and access would be allowed to Henry Street, Orchard Street, Kingston Road, Railway Place, South Parade, Manvers Street, Pierrepont Street, Bath Spa Station, Manvers Street car park and the police station;
The council is designing its new Rossiter Road traffic management scheme to accommodate an extra ten per cent of traffic, with Rossiter Road becoming two-way.
People have until Thursday June 28 to respond to the consultation.