Lichfield city centre regeneration projects
Pedestrianisation feasibility study
Our pedestrianisation feasibility study comes as a result of our ambition to redress the balance between the car and the pedestrian in the city centre. People walking around the city centre are often unaware that vehicles can also drive down some streets which can create safety issues.
Working in partnership with Staffordshire County Council, we are going to produce a feasibility study which will investigate the impact of the full pedestrianisation of:
- Tamworth Street (from the junction with Greenhill/Lombard Street)
- Conduit Street
- Parts of Market Street
- Breadmarket Street
- Parts of Bore Street (to the junction with St John Street/The Friary)
The work on this study will be carried out in tandem with the development of the public realm strategy because, as well as improving pedestrian walkways and link across the city, the pedestrianisation of streets within the city centre will create more opportunities to improve the public realm in this area. Decrease in city centre traffic will also have the knock on effect of reducing air pollution, ensuring a more attractive environment for city centre users.
The feasibility study will give consideration to those who have residential or other access rights to the area, and also to the hours of access required for servicing vehicles and deliveries. Likewise, consideration will also be given to suitable alternative parking arrangements for blue badge holders.
The study will also investigate the most suitable methods and mechanisms for stopping traffic from using the streets, as this will ideally be self-enforcing and not reliant on police involvement.