Oct2014 Chelsea Road

Our Transport Group’s survey results of proposals to improve the built environment at Chelsea Road are now available

Our Transport & Built Environment Group’s Chelsea Road project considered the potential of local centres to support walking and cycling. Chelsea Road was selected as a residential community in which around a quarter of households have no car. Following a questionnaire sent to 2,000 residents, meetings with residents & traders and a traffic survey carried out by B&NES, a scheme was produced to reduce the impact of vehicles while increasing footfall, including extra pedestrian crossings, new walking and cycling routes through the adjacent cemetery and restricting traffic through Chelsea Road itself.

In 2014 householders were surveyed; the responses (available here) show strong support for improving pedestrian access with lower levels for restricting cars. It’s hoped that residents and traders will study the findings, developing proposals to improve and enhance access to Chelsea Road. A presentation of the scheme will be held at Weston Methodist Church at 7.00 pm on Friday 20 March. An overview of the project is available here.

Posted in Transport.