Your Herefordshire has this afternoon requested an urgent meeting with Herefordshire Council cabinet members and councillors to discuss the damage that businesses believe new traffic measures in Hereford will cause.

We’ve spoken to a number of businesses across Herefordshire today who have been stunned by the changes made by Herefordshire Council. The council says that the changes have been made to make town and city centres safer for pedestrians and cyclists, but business owners say that they expect a significant drop in passing trade from vehicles.

The changes that have come into place are as follows;


  • Cycle lanes on Newmarket St, Blueschool St, Commercial Rd, Ledbury Rd (uphill)
  • Extended timed closure in High Town and Widemarsh St – 10.30am – 5.30pm
  • Closure of Old Wye Bridge except cycles and buses northbound
  • Closure of Aubrey St at junction with King Street
  • Parking suspension on Broad Street (west Green Dragon side), King St (south Spread Eagle side) and Bridge St (east Left Bank side)
  • Shared use footway on Station Approach
  • Extended 20mph zone (see map for exact area)


  • Footway widening on High Street and New Road
  • Suspension of some parking bays
  • 20mph zone town-wide (see map for exact area)


  • One way on Woodleigh Road except cycles
  • 20mph zone town-wide (see map for exact area)


  • Timed closure (except cycles) on High St, Victoria St, Corn St and Corn Square 10am-1pm Mon – Sat
  • 20mph zone town-wide (see map for exact area)


  • Moderated traffic speed on High St
  • 20mph zone town-wide (see map for exact area)

Ross on Wye

  • Moderated traffic speed through the town centre
  • 20mph zone town-wide (see map for exact area)

If your business is affected and you would like to support our campaign, please email and reference your email as ‘Herefordshire Traffic Measures’ and we’ll add you to our list.