Day: 8 June 2020

Covid Watch 57: Poll reveals six in ten people want immediate pedestrianisation of some of Ludlow town centre

The poll has closed. The results are in. My website poll launched midday Saturday received 760 votes. Six in ten people who responded to the poll favoured some form of pedestrianisation of the town centre (61%). The others wanted no road closures at any point. Up for debate was a proposal agreed at Ludlow Town Council to close King Street and High Street to vehicles between 10am and 3pm on Fridays and Saturday. The aim is to promote social distancing. I put four options into the poll. A quarter of people who responded want the streets closed seven days a week (26%). More than one fifth want closures on Saturday and Sunday instead (22%). Just 13% favour Ludlow Town Council’s proposal of closure on Fridays and Saturdays.

Bus Users Shropshire: Rejuvenating Ludlow’s Park and Ride Service 722

This is a guest post from Bus Users Shropshire (BUS). It proposes rejuvenating our town’s park and ride service. BUS says allowing more access for the car has been eroding the core attraction of Ludlow town centre for years, diminishing the appeal of walking around amid historic buildings and browsing in small shops. The group says there has been a lack of maintenance of the park and ride. Marketing of the service has lapsed. I might add with the proposed closure of King Street and High Street during the middle of the day at peak periods, the park and ride service will be even more important. We should grasp this opportunity to ensure we have the high quality park and ride service our town deserves as the lockdown eases and ends.

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