Statement re Boscawen Street planters
Following discussions between Cornwall Council, partners and stakeholders earlier this year on how the Healthy Streets scheme should evolve, it was agreed to remove the planters, temporarily installed at key places throughout Boscawen Street. The traffic restrictions introduced as part of the experimental scheme remain in place.
These restrict through traffic from travelling through Lower Lemon Street, Boscawen Street, St Nicholas Street, King Street and Princes Street to reduce traffic and pollution levels in the city centre. Access is retained for emergency vehicles, buses, taxis, cycles and blue badge holders, and for loading and unloading.
There are a number of key events planned for the city during the summer and the removal of the planters will create space for activities to take place in Boscawen Street. The first of these events is Children’s Day which is taking place on Lemon Quay on 1 July. The works to remove the planters are taking place this week to enable the Farmers Market, usually based on Lemon Quay, to temporarily move to Boscawen Street for this Saturday.
The aim of the original Truro Healthy Streets scheme, locally led by Truro City Council and Truro BID, was to make the city centre more pedestrian friendly, and discussions are continuing between all partners on developing ideas for a more permanent scheme to support the traffic restrictions that remain in place.