Sheep Street is an important route connecting the town centre with the south of the town. Like many other streets in the town, it has narrow, uneven, pavements which can be awkward to use.
How can we make it better?
One possibility may be to resurface and raise the level of the vehicle carriageway to the same level as the pavements – this would make it easier for people to pass on the narrower bits of pavement.
The street could then become a ‘shared surface’ where pedestrians could walk on any part of the road. This kind of street has proved to be safer in many towns and cities because drivers will instinctively slow down as they look out for pedestrians.
Lines of stones in the centre of the road could indicate a wider area for pedestrians, allowing more space for people to pass each other and even space for benches or tables in summer.
The narrower area for vehicles could be widened in some places to provide parking spaces.
Tell us your ideas
These are just first thoughts.
- Do you think this would be a good thing to do?
- Do you think there should be other priorities if funds become available?
- Is this the best place in the town to start, or are there better places to concentrate efforts?
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