During the summer, the council responded to the COVID-19 crisis by providing more space for walking and cycling on certain community roads to support social distancing. This included using temporary barriers to widen pavements and provide bike lanes. We have been flexible with our approach and we have been listening to suggestions from local people for improvements to support high streets and help people get around safely both during the pandemic and in the long-term.
The council has now secured further funding to provide more space for pedestrians and cyclists while public transport capacity is reduced. As a result, we are now looking for suggestions on how we can change a number of busy neighbourhood roads and high streets around the city, including Greville Road between North Street and Upton Road.
We are aiming to:
- Maximise enjoyment of the areas being considered
- Minimise rat running
- Improve access for all
- Create more liveable neighbourhoods with less traffic congestion and pollution
The government funding must be used to improve cycling and walking journeys. Changes could include:
- Traffic restrictions to stop motorists cutting through community hubs
- Changes to the road layout or direction
- Wider pavements
- New bike lanes
Following initial discussions with the community about traffic in the area, we are considering changes to the section of Greville Road between North Street and Upton Road to reduce rat-running and speeding traffic. These suggestions are to implement either a one-way restriction or an access-only restriction.
We are now seeking your local views on this suggested change and of the street environment as a whole. We aim to ensure that any changes benefit the local community and any local businesses.
Below is a survey asking local people to think about Greville Road. What would you change about the street, what is working well and what could be improved in terms of the street environment? We are keen to work with the community to co-design a scheme and there will be further communication in the coming months on any detailed proposals. Temporary changes may be put in place following this detailed engagement but any permanent changes would be subject to a public consultation.