PZ Healthy Streets
During the Neighbourhood Plan Survey, Penzance Expo and Cornwall We Want Survey there was a request from the public to reduce traffic in the town centre.
The latest Healthy Streets consultation in Feb/March 2021 also showed 96% of those responding to the Let’s Talk survey felt it was important to have safe roads in the town, with 77% saying it was important to have access to good pavements and footpaths, and 80% wanted to see lower levels of local traffic pollution.
As a result initial work to reduce traffic flow in the town will start in Autumn/Winter 2021:
- Modifying road signage in order to direct more through traffic to use the A30 and the existing primary route network as intended.
- Day visitors and shoppers heading to the town’s car parks will also be directed via the ring road.
- Modifications to the mini roundabout linking Western Prom to Alexander Road, to create a ‘gateway’ to the prom and signal it as a more pedestrian and cycle friendly zone, rather than a through route
New speed monitoring and signage on New Road will look to reduce traffic speeds travelling towards Newlyn
Do you live, work or visit Penzance? The Healthy Streets PZ team has developed proposals for the second phase of the scheme and want to hear YOUR views. Developed last
News that Penzance has been chosen as one of three areas in Cornwall to share £607,000 of Government funding to improve local cycling and walking routes has been welcomed by