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Study results will assess pedestrianisation options on Central Avenue in West Bridgford

Rushcliffe Borough Council and Nottinghamshire County Council are set to  undertake a feasibility study exploring how best to improve the accessibility of  Central Avenue in West Bridgford. 

The authorities agreed to the study last year that will now see some preliminary  results analysed this autumn following a desire among local businesses to create a  pedestrian-based heart in the town centre. 

The assessment will investigate further improving accessibility and to seek the views  of all affected users, including the local public. 

It builds on a survey completed by Central West Bridgford Community Association in  2021 that showed positive support for such ideas. 

Leader of Rushcliffe Borough Council Cllr Simon Robinson said: “This project  continues in line with West Bridgford Growth Board meetings to date and previous  work with the West Bridgford Commissioners that referenced a desire to create a  more pedestrian-friendly town centre. 

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“There is still a consensus of support from local businesses for its potential and the  study will assess rerouting public transport and disability access and now we will  look at its outcomes to see if a capital project could be developed.  

“These preliminary results will be ready later this year when we will again listen and  work with businesses and all stakeholders on the options in front of us.” 

Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Asset Management, Councillor  Keith Girling, said, 

“While we recognise these aspirations for the area, we have to consider the wider  implications any proposal would have on our busy highways network, not to mention  this key public transport route. 

“The wider needs of individuals with mobility issues will be carefully considered as well as practical arrangements such as how businesses along the Avenue get their  deliveries. 

“This study will give us the opportunity to assess all options, taking all these  important factors into account. 

“I look forward to seeing the findings.”  

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