OCT 98] STRATFORD ON AVON DISTRICT COUNCIL PRESS RELEASE
Traffic Plan For Bridge Street
A £760,000 scheme to reduce traffic in one of Stratford's main streets
goes on public display next week, for a two-week consultation period. The Bridge Street
pedestrian priority scheme aims to improve the environment for shoppers and visitors to
the town, yet maintain vehicular access for key users of the street.
Working in partnership, Warwickshire County
and Stratford District Councils plan to extensively widen the pavements in Bridge Street,
provide seating and landscaping, make it one-way towards Wood Street but allow two-way
movement of buses, provide loading areas, and on-street parking for orange badge holders.
The scheme has already been subject to
consultation with traders and other user groups. The purpose of the exhibition is to give
the public an opportunity to make comments before the proposals are put in place.
The public exhibition is to be held at
Stratford-upon-Avon Library on 9-14 October, and at the District Council offices on 15-23
October. District Council Officers will be at the exhibition to answer questions from
10am-6pm on Friday (9 October) and 10am to 4pm on Saturday (10 October).
The scheme forms part of the District
Council's parking strategy for Stratford-upon-Avon.
Mark Lepkowski, Press Officer 01789 260104
Simon Payne, Assistant Director of Planning 01789 260301