A busy junction in Hereford could be altered to enable improved access for pedestrians and cyclists. The plans would be funded by the Stronger Towns Fund that Hereford was successful in bidding for.

Herefordshire Council officers took the decision to award the contract to Price & Myers Limited to carry out the required Active Travel measures (ATM) design work for the Greening the City project. The quoted cost for delivery of these works is £21,500. An additional £1,000 is also needed to take account of any potential changes/modifications to the brief. The total amount requiring sign off is therefore £22,500.

The purpose of the project is to increase the take up of cycling and walking across the city. For this to happen, a number of improvements are required to existing infrastructure that will give the user a safer, more interconnected and more enjoyable experience.

The Great Western Way (GWW) is enjoyed by many walkers and cyclists but contains a number of crossing points with the road network that deter potential users and present difficulties to existing travellers.

The proposed measures not only address pinch points at various stages of the GWW but are aimed at bringing the standard of the route more in line with Local Transport Note 1/20.

Included in this package is a proposal to improve the crossing at the Blackfriars Street/Edgar Street junction. This is designed to enable cyclists and walkers improved access on the east/west axis.

Full decision – Decision – Greening the City‚Äô Active Travel Measures ‚Äď Project Design – Herefordshire Council