Flowers in Penzance town

The Healthy Streets PZ scheme was developed last year by a partnership which includes Penzance Council, Penzance BID, Sustainable Penzance and Cornwall Council.

The aim of the Healthy Streets PZ scheme is to reduce traffic and pollution levels in the town centre and create a better environment for all, allowing space for people to move around safely and comfortably.

Whilst a positive project in its own right, the Healthy Streets PZ scheme is also part of the wider strategy to regenerate the town and ensure a sustainable future for Penzance. A major part of the strategy involves responding to climate change and protecting the environment, as well as promoting sustainable transport.

With specific measures to prioritise pedestrians and cyclists in the town centre and cut carbon emissions by reducing traffic levels and promoting other, more sustainable, forms of transport, the scheme reflects the views expressed by local residents during the Penzance Expo and Neighbourhood Plan consultation. It also supports the aims set out in the Climate Emergency declarations made by the Town Council and Cornwall Council.