Updated Monday 15th September 2003
Town Centre Enhancement:
New Plans Revealed
Plans to address traffic and on-street parking problems in Hertford town centre have been revealed by Hertfordshire Highways.
The proposals are the result of consultations with both county and district councillors, local authority officials, the Chamber of Trade and Commerce, pedestrians, cyclists and motorists.
Details of the £95,000 plans will be on display at The Corn Exchange later this month, including:-
The plan's authors hope that their initiatives will dissuade motorists from entering the town centre, thereby "reclaiming the streets" for pedestrians and cyclists.
- A new pedestrian and cyclist crossing across Gascoyne Way, linking Castle Street and West Street.
- Bus stops in the centre of Fore Street
- Narrowing Market Street
The volume of traffic using the town centre has increased significantly over recent years, much of it trying to bypass congestion on the relief road. In addition, on-street parking is increasingly a problem, especially at night. The withdrawl of traffic wardens and the reluctance of police to enforce parking regulations has also contributed to the worsening problem.
Details about the exhibition and a leaflet are available from the HertsDirect website or by clicking here.
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