Bridgnorth residents are being asked for their views on a proposed phased pedestrianisation scheme along High Street – including public realm improvements on High Street and Whitburn Street.
People are being encouraged to comment on which of the ideas they would like to see progressed – if funding becomes available – using an online survey, or at a drop-in session being held under the Town Hall on Thursday 4 November between 10am and 5pm.
The proposed phases of the High Street public realm and pedestrianisation scheme are:
Phase One: full pedestrianisation between Cliff Road and Whitburn Street.
This would allow a civic town square to be created where greenery and benches could be used amongst water features to present an active public space in the heart of the town centre.
Phase Two: part pedestrianisation between Whitburn Street and St Mary’s Street. This would involve resurfacing the street using materials which reflect shared use between pedestrians and private vehicles in addition to creating flushed surfaces. To support these design improvements, all but essential parking on the High Street would be removed and access restricted to local residents, servicing and public transport and taxi drop off only.
Phase Three: full pedestrianisation between St Mary’s Street and Listley Street. This would create a new traffic-free active space on the High Street which could be used for outdoor leisure and seasonal events throughout the year.