Revealed: ‘Fantastic and bold’ plans could see Southampton city centre become traffic-free

Revealed: 'fantastic And Bold' Plans Could See Southampton City Centre
Revealed: 'fantastic And Bold' Plans Could See Southampton City Centre


This is a bold and interesting initiative by Southampton City Council.

As with everything, there will be some that severely criticise the proposals. You can imagine taxi drivers taking a view that is different to somebody who regularly cycles.

One thing that the recent lock down restrictions has taught us is that things like air quality, moving around at a slightly slower pace but in environments that are more human friendly have a real value.

Previously, I have argued that we should try temporary closures of traffic along places like Lyndhurst High Street.

I hope the experiment works. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. I would certainly be more inclined to visit the city and spend more time walking & cycling around if people were given priority over cars in public spaces.

What do you think?…/…/

Revealed: ‘Fantastic and bold’ plans could see Southampton city centre become traffic-free

PLANS to turn Southampton city centre into a traffic-free area as part of a multi-million pound scheme have been unveiled.


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