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News - 16 October 2003
|A poor relation to the rest of the North Laine|
Traffic Calming and Environmental Improvements in Gardner Street
Councillors at the environment committee will decide next Thursday, 23 October, whether to go ahead with consultation on the proposals, which include increasing the pavement space and improving visual appearance, similar to work already carried out in Bond Street and Sydney Street.
An initial investment of £50,000 has been allocated to carry out initial design work and consultation.
Deputy chair of the environment committee, councillor Simon Battle, explained: "Council staff have met with members of the North Laine Traders Association and the North Laine Community Association to discuss improvements. The North Laine has become incredibly popular with pedestrians and reducing traffic in the streets has increased the pleasure of wandering around this unique area.
"The project will also be designed to include facilities such as dropped kerbs and tactile paving to improve access for disabled visitors."
If agreed, public exhibitions detailing the planned improvements will be held during November.
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