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St Owens Street proposed re-vamp

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St Owen Street consultation

 

The proposals include a contraflow system for cyclists and improvements to parking and pedestrian provision as part of the wider improvements of Hereford City Centre.

 

The St Owen Street consultation page will display all of the information relating to the consultation from the consultation launch date, 19 July 2017.

 

We are holding a public consultation event at the Assembly Hall, Hereford Town Hall on Wednesday 19 July from 12 noon to 7pm. On display will be outline drawings indicating the design proposals and staff will be on hand to discuss the design plans and answer any questions you may have.

 

If you are unable to attend the event please come back to view the scheme proposals and give us your feedback on the plans from 19 July until 30 August 2017.

 

No greenery?

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And whee are these parking meters that are going to be installed ???

 

They will be disguised as trees!

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I have looked at this short youtube video. I appreciate that this has all been released ahead of the consultation, but if I were approaching from Bath Street how on earth am I supposed to join the cycle lane? Do I have to mount the pavement to join the cycle path, whilst cycling contrary to a "no entry" sign? At least the Police, who are not too far away could increase their funds with arresting cyclists at this point.

If I get onto the proposed contra flow I see that I am  then confronted by cycling directly into cars coming the opposite way as there is no protection for cyclists using this lane. I wasn't keen on the King St cycle path but now that alot of people use it the parked cars do provide some protection when you are cycling contrary to oncoming motorised traffic, especially lorries and buses. Quite a few children and parents use it because it feels safe. I cant say the same about this proposal.

At the City centre end of St Owen St again how do I get to cycle left into Offa St? There appears to be a large pavement blocking my way, pushing me out into the oncoming traffic as it goes around St Peters Square memorial. Perhaps the arrow is to direct me straight into Tanners for a stiff drink after surviving this stretch of road! Once again I feel that this film is all very "corporate" but could we have some sensible plans, also showing how this links into other cycle routes - Will Offa St now be made 2 way for cyclists (plenty of road width and a simple short stretch of road that could do this)? Or has the budget for this been blown on the cost of the video?

Where will there be good bike parking? Will there be extra, covered cycle parking at The ShireHall and Town Hall? This might encourage councillors and staff to get on their bikes more and lead by example, saving us on paying them mileage.

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No greenery?

 

No thank goodness, if the rest of this overgrown city is anything to go by then best off without.

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