Things you need to know to vote on Boots Corner Closure TRO (Transport Regulation Order)
- None of the claimed traffic and transport benefits need Boots Corner to close
- The” partial” closure of Boots Corner will have buses and taxis continually driving through the “pedestrianised plaza”
- The council’s own figures indicate that 18000 vehicles a day will have to find new routes through our town
The” partial” closure of Boots Corner will save some pedestrian shoppers a few seconds at the expense of making life worse for many Cheltenham residents
The” partial” closure of Boots Corner will move vehicle pollution (noise and fume) from the town centre with its transient population of shoppers to residential neighbourhoods with vulnerable young and elderly populations who will suffer all day long.
The” partial” closure of Boots Corner will increase night time noise in residential streets.
Less able citizens will have reduced access to town centre
The maps used during the consultation do not show where traffic will be directed so it is impossible to make an informed choice.
Junction and flow changes will affect car movement and will make life more hazardous for cyclists and pedestrians
Junction and flow changes will make journeys longer (in time and distance) with consequent damage to the town
The Smarter Choices Package could reduce the traffic burden on our town but all the benefits are reversed once the ” partial” closure of Boots Corner is added to the plan
Boots Corner partial closure will increase time for all vehicle journeys across the centre of Cheltenham, doubling some, with a negative impact on businesses, shoppers and residents. The increased journey times will also increase pollution