Decision - Pedestrian Network - Phase 2
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Pedestrian Network - Phase 2
Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Approval to implement physical improvements to the walking network. Approval to construct phase 2 of the Pedestrian network.
Note: Item moved from 7th May Cabinet Member Meeting to 21st May Cabinet at the request of the Director.
Note: Item deferred to the 11th June Cabinet at the request of the Director.
Note: Item deferred from 11th June Cabinet to 9th July Cabinet at the request of the Director.
Note: Item deferred at the request of the Director from 9th July Cabinet to 17th September cabinet.
1. That Cabinet notes the consultation results which indicate an overall support for the scheme as consulted.
2. That Cabinet approves commencement of detailed design and implementation of the scheme to include advertising the associated Traffic Regulation Orders and entry treatments under the Road Traffic Act 1984.
3. That Cabinet further approves the commencement of feasibility, design and consultation of a Phase 3 which will examine the potential of further measures in the East Street area. Members will be informed of the outcome of the consultation and findings will be brought back to a future Cabinet Member Meeting.
Reasons for the decision:
The Pedestrian Network improvements will target key areas in the city which are heavily used by pedestrians but fail to offer adequate pedestrian facilities. This project will benefit local businesses, residents and visitors by creating a more attractive, accessible and legible route along the seafront and enhance the pedestrian connection between The Lanes and the seafront.
Alternative options considered:
1. The traffic flow alterations were identified by the design team and traffic modelling used to test the feasibility of each. Consultation was carried out with local residents and businesses, and showed a general support for the scheme.
2. Officers of the design team will continue to examine the feasibility of increasing the number of trees in the scheme.
Report author: David Parker
Publication date: 21/09/2009
Date of decision: 17/09/2009
Decided at meeting: 17/09/2009 - Cabinet
Effective from: 25/09/2009