Thursday 28 May 2015

A traffic-free trial for East Street

Under a trial scheme, beginning on Saturday May 30, East Street will be closed to traffic on Saturdays and Sundays from 11am to 7pm.  The area affected is from south of the taxi rank to King’s Road.

The aim of the closure is to create a more pleasant environment for the up to 20,000 people a day who use the street and is part of on-going traffic improvements to the historic Old Town. These improvements have already seen Ship Street closed to vehicles at the junction with North Street.

The trial will last for up to 18 months during which  time effects of the scheme will be monitored to allow a decision to be made on whether to make the
arrangement permanent. This will include ensuring that the scheme is
working well for local traders.

It will certainly obviate the comfort of the many from being impaired by the few.

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