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Final design agreed for shared space crossing

| 14.05.15

Gloucestershire County Council has finalised plans which could see a new crossing at Kimbrose Triangle in place by the summer.

The popular route in the heart of Gloucester city centre is used by both vehicles and people on foot and is a key link to Gloucester Docks and Southgate Street.

Following a public consultation last year, the county council has been working with disability groups including people who represent the visually impaired before finalising the design.

Traffic surveys show that the shared space has a good safety record with vehicles sticking to a 20mph limit during peak times. However, it is understood that people are still unfamiliar with how the space should be used and who has the right of way.

A crossing at Kimbrose Triangle will provide an additional safe point for pedestrians to walk.

Cllr Vernon Smith, cabinet member for highways and flood, said: “We have consulted with a number of different groups including people with disabilities and a clear majority supported our proposal for a crossing.

“It’s important that people can find their way confidently through the shared space whether that be, by car or on foot. We are in the process of agreeing a date for the work to start but expect this to be the summer.”

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