A big thank you to everyone for their patience and support during the first week of the Truro Healthy Streets trial.
It was fantastic to see so many people taking advantage of the new seating and extra space in Boscawen Street during the lovely weather. We have received many positive comments about the scheme from local residents and businesses and visitors to the city, many of which highlighted how lovely the planters were looking and how much they appreciated the new benches.
We are also aware that there have inevitably been some initial teething problems as people get used to the new traffic arrangements and street layout and the new traffic signs. While the vast majority of drivers are abiding by the restrictions, there are still a small number of people who are continuing to drive through the street.
We are working with partners to monitor how the scheme is working and are looking at providing additional signs at the entrances to the restricted zone to ensure that everyone is aware of the restrictions.
There also appears to be some confusion over what traffic is allowed to use the street, with some blue badge holders expressing concerns over a loss of parking spaces.
Just to make it clear the 24-hour restriction is on through traffic entering Boscawen Street. Access is being retained for emergency vehicles, buses, taxis, cycles and blue badge holders and for loading and unloading.
This means that there is NO reduction in the number of parking spaces for blue badge holders or in the number of loading bays in the city centre.
Full details of the trial scheme are available on the Let’s Talk site : letstalk.cornwall.gov.uk/healthy-streets-truro where you can also make comments and ask questions.
You can also view a short film with the Mayor of Truro Steven Webb and Truro BID manager Alun Jones