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Have your say on Stroud’s future

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People are being encouraged to have a say about the future shape of Stroud town centre.

The Town Council is reviewing its blueprint for the town centre to reflect the changes in people’s habits as a result of the pandemic.

People are walking and cycling more and the Town Council wants to capture views and ideas on how to make the town centre more walker and cyclist-friendly.

Streets Reimagined, consultants working for the Town Council, held a pop-up event outside the Sub Rooms to coincide with the launch of their Street Spaces consultation.

People liked that the town centre was freely walkable, especially when street closures happened and cultural events as this gave more reasons to come into town. What they didn’t like were narrow pavements, lack of cycle infrastructure and intimidating roundabouts.

Among those things people would like to see changed included better, safer bike parking, with repair hubs, more segregated cycle lanes to make the journeys safer and an increase to the pedestrianisation in the centre, with better crossings both on the edges of the centre.

To give your thoughts and ideas for any improvements go to:
https://stroudneighbourhoodplan.commonplace.is/

The deadline for feedback is July 9th.

The primary aim of the Street Spaces project, which is part of Stroud’s Neighbourhood Plan, is to look at improvements to walking and cycling. Other factors such as parking, delivery/collection requirements, public transport, outdoor dining, and arts/cultural event spaces are also included.

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