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Proposed pedestrian improvements in town

22 March 2013

Transport and Technical Services (TTS) would like to hear what the public think of its proposals to improve facilities for pedestrians in the Parade and Gloucester Street.
In order to get more people walking, TTS is improving facilities for pedestrians and cyclists as promised in the Sustainable Transport Policy. This latest project is principally aimed at helping people cross outside the main entrance to the hospital in the Parade, and at the junction with Gloucester Street. A number of improvements are proposed which include:
  • moving the pelican crossing by the former Emergency Department entrance closer to the main hospital and new Emergency Department entrance
  • narrowing the traffic lanes on the Parade outside the Hospital to create a buffer between the traffic and parked cars
  • creating kerb build-outs in line with the park-side footpaths so that it is easier for pedestrians to cross the road
  • increasing the size of the traffic island at the junction of Gloucester Street and the Parade to give pedestrians more room
  • creating 'chevron parking' on the section of Gloucester Street between the Parade and Cannon Street
Together, these minor measures should make this area a great deal better for the many pedestrians who walk through it, including those who access the hospital or commute to work on foot.
Comments on these proposals should be submitted by 5 April 2013. Full details and sketches of the proposals, as well as information on how to submit a comment, can be found at or by calling TTS on 448509.
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