The plan, in three phases, to pedestrianise Waltham Cross town centre is described. Before pedestrianisation the High Street suffered from severe traffic congestion, illegal parking and significant pedestrian/vehicle conflict. A corporate approach to planning was adopted and details of statutory undertakers plant and equipment were obtained before local plans were converted into conceptual sketches for public consultation. Other towns with pedestrian precincts were visited to identify which systems worked better than others. Final plans included a red clay pavement surfacing with a clearly defined vehicle running track having a differential laying pattern and granite sett "rumble" strips at regular intervals. Regular inter-departmental meetings were held; these also involved the leisure services where necessary. Feedback following the completion of the first phase showed that the main problems were illegal traffic use, especially at night, and ineffectual vandal resistant bins. The second phase adopted a programme of breaking out existing materials only where construction could be followed with a minimum delay.

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    Reed Business Information, Limited

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  • Authors:
    • Young, J
  • Publication Date: 1990-7-19


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 10-12
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 174
    • Issue Number: 5104
    • Publisher: Hemming Group, Limited
    • ISSN: 0039-6303

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00617439
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 30 1991 12:00AM