Plans unveiled to improve Bradford on Avon streets for pedestrians

A yesteryear picture of Market Street, Bradford on Avon

A yesteryear picture of Market Street, Bradford on Avon

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Plans to improve streets in Bradford in Avon will be showcased in a series of exhibitions open to the public this month.

The plans have been developed by Bradford on Avon Town Council and Wiltshire Council and the first phase of the scheme will be the Market Street and Church Street junction.

The plans will look at widening pavements, reducing the width of roads and introducing more crossings. 

This scheme is part of the town’s Historic Core Zone Project, which aims to rebalance the relationship between vehicles and pedestrians.

The exhibitions will be on display at St Margaret’s Town Hall on Tuesday from 10am to 1pm, Wednesday, January 23 from 2pm to 5pm and Thursday, January 31 from 6pm to 9pm.

Members of the project team will be on hand to answer any questions people may have.

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10:07am Tue 8 Jan 13

the optimist says...

Will they get the new much needed pedestrian river crossing in this scheme?
Will they get the new much needed pedestrian river crossing in this scheme? the optimist
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10:28am Tue 8 Jan 13

cath neathey says...

will the yellow box lines be repainted? will a one way system be introduced?Why do we need wider pavements?
will the yellow box lines be repainted? will a one way system be introduced?Why do we need wider pavements? cath neathey
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11:06am Tue 8 Jan 13

beetawix says...

the question "Why do we need wider pavements?" was asked.

perhaps need is the wrong word, but the headline of the article gives a very strong clue.
the question "Why do we need wider pavements?" was asked. perhaps need is the wrong word, but the headline of the article gives a very strong clue. beetawix
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12:00pm Tue 8 Jan 13

sirroms says...

Wider pavements are required to accommodate many of the fat ignorant American tourist that use them!
Wider pavements are required to accommodate many of the fat ignorant American tourist that use them! sirroms
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6:58pm Tue 8 Jan 13

Mrs Donnyfly says...

sirroms wrote:
Wider pavements are required to accommodate many of the fat ignorant American tourist that use them!
Not all of them then?
[quote][p][bold]sirroms[/bold] wrote: Wider pavements are required to accommodate many of the fat ignorant American tourist that use them![/p][/quote]Not all of them then? Mrs Donnyfly
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1:13am Wed 9 Jan 13

beetawix says...

The plans will look at widening pavements, reducing the width of roads and introducing more crossings.

a very crafty 3 point plan; the first 2 points can be dealt with mutually.
The plans will look at widening pavements, reducing the width of roads and introducing more crossings. a very crafty 3 point plan; the first 2 points can be dealt with mutually. beetawix
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11:21am Sun 13 Jan 13

moonrakin wurzel says...

Rebalance the relationship between pedestrians and vehicles eh?

This looks like a scheme to block up the centre of Bradford to through traffic - and spend loads of money that the council doesn't have on faffing about picking expensive street furniture.

Build a couple flyovers so you don't have to go through Bradford = sorted.

There you go, no need to thank me.
Rebalance the relationship between pedestrians and vehicles eh? This looks like a scheme to block up the centre of Bradford to through traffic - and spend loads of money that the council doesn't have on faffing about picking expensive street furniture. Build a couple flyovers so you don't have to go through Bradford = sorted. There you go, no need to thank me. moonrakin wurzel
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12:56pm Sun 13 Jan 13

Mrs Donnyfly says...

moonrakin wurzel wrote:
Rebalance the relationship between pedestrians and vehicles eh?

This looks like a scheme to block up the centre of Bradford to through traffic - and spend loads of money that the council doesn't have on faffing about picking expensive street furniture.

Build a couple flyovers so you don't have to go through Bradford = sorted.

There you go, no need to thank me.
Marvellous idea wurzel. Only one snag though... do you think building a couple of flyovers will cost less money that the council doesn't have than expensive street furniture?
[quote][p][bold]moonrakin wurzel[/bold] wrote: Rebalance the relationship between pedestrians and vehicles eh? This looks like a scheme to block up the centre of Bradford to through traffic - and spend loads of money that the council doesn't have on faffing about picking expensive street furniture. Build a couple flyovers so you don't have to go through Bradford = sorted. There you go, no need to thank me.[/p][/quote]Marvellous idea wurzel. Only one snag though... do you think building a couple of flyovers will cost less money that the council doesn't have than expensive street furniture? Mrs Donnyfly
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