PRESS RELEASE: Herefordshire Council Emergency Transport Measures

 

LEDBURY TOWN COUNCIL

PRESS RELEASE

HEREFORDSHIRE COUNCIL EMERGENCY TRANSPORT MEASURES

Ledbury Town Council would like to reassure residents in respect of the proposed emergency transport measures being consulted on by Herefordshire Council.

Contrary to reports in the local press this week Herefordshire Council are not proposing to create a one-way system in Bye Street.

The emergency transport measures that are being consulted upon for Ledbury are in respect of 3 locations: The High Street, Church Street and the southern end of Woodleigh Road. Also all roads within the town are proposed to be reduced to 20mph speed limit. This will tackle vehicle speeding issues in some particular trouble-spots and will improve safety and amenity for everyone living in and visiting the town.

It is proposed that on High Street there will be more free short-stay parking spaces and a widened area of pavement.  Church Street will have limited access for deliveries adjacent to the Market House. Woodleigh Road – a section of red tarmac for safe pedestrian access to the Town Trail could be created between New Street and Oatley’s Road. Further pedestrian and cyclist safety could be further improved by making the road junction with New Street exit only. Alternatively, vehicle priority signage could be installed, similar to that in place along Knapp Lane.

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