Roadshows: shared space
MINCHINHAMPTON SQUARE: A SHARED SPACE?
Change road surfaces to create an obvious ‘Shared Space’ in the High Street and Square.
In a Shared Space no one single use has over-riding rights – just like a Common.
This uncertainty, with no clear priority for vehicles, makes drivers proceed very cautiously, reinforced by wider 20mph speed limit.
Stretches of cobbles at the narrow points and approaches to the cross roads could give slow, controlled entries to the Square and High Street.
A 10mph limit within the square and High Street.
Unrestricted, but time limited, parking; different limits for residents and shoppers.
Application for a Traffic Regulation Order to provide for the above.
Environmental improvements and re-organised traffic flow within the High Street and Square (move the War Memorial slightly, if required).
Sitting areas outside Shorthorns, Kitchen, and Pub.
A FUNCTIONING MINCHINHAMPTON: CENTRALITY
School, Surgery, Church, Pub and Library are key features of the Town – should they stay in one area so people can walk easily between them?
An expanded central Surgery would mean re-organising land uses around the school to use wasted space (and possibly moving the Library locally).
Doctors’ practice, County and District Councils, Churches, all need to be involved; stakeholders’ aspirations need to be openly discussed.
Improving traffic access to School and surgery, possibly connecting to Cambridge Way, and a part-time one-way system within Bell Lane.
Residents parking needs the creation of additional spaces in Square, Friday St., Bell Lane and approaches.
Opportunities could be taken whenever road or utilities works are undertaken, to place sustainable drainage storage beneath road surfaces to reduce storm run-off in High St. and Well Hill.
Loss of Surgery by relocating to edge of Minchinhampton will have severe implications to residents, shops and businesses who rely upon custom generated by a centrally located Surgery.
Re-ordering of the Parish Church to a 300 person venue will impact upon traffic and parking provision.
Improvements to junction between Crackstone Lane and Cirencester Rd. at the Ragged Cot so as to encourage traffic from Avening and Tetbury to take this route rather than Tetbury St. and Windmill Rd.
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