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City Centre Access consultation

We're asking residents and businesses to feedback on ideas to make access to the city centre easier, safer and more environmentally friendly.

Following on from your comments on the draft vision for the city centre, we're asking for views on how people want to get to, and move around, the city centre. Our aim is to further explore 'emerging ideas' by gathering your feedback on key questions ahead of plans being put before Executive council members in November 2021.

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We're asking the public about introducing a number of measures we hope will make the city centre more accessible... As well as more ways to help people get to the city centre, we also want to make it a better space when people are there. The input of residents, businesses and stakeholders is vital in shaping the city centre.

The ideas we're asking you to feedback on (outlined in the City Centre Access 'open brief') include:

  • improving accessibility, including putting more disabled bays in Duncombe Place
  • proposals for new footstreet hours, including variations for Blue Badge users during weekday and school holidays
  • investing in the shopmobility and dial-a-ride service, identifying users and additional locations, and the intention to expanded provision of mobility aids
  • a feasibility study for a dedicated shuttle service
  • providing additional seating at key points across the city centre, improving the availability and quality of disabled toilets, and improving poor quality pavements
  • city centre business deliveries being undertaken by electric vehicles, or cargo bikes
  • cycling during footstreet hours and any exemptions
  • improving cycle routes, and investing in more secure cycle parking spaces

City Centre Access consultation

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