Whitehaven Traffic Proposals
I am relieved that the County Council has taken on board, in response to the consultation about traffic flows in the centre of Whitehaven, the view that making the town more pedestrian-friendly has to be done without harming shops, general trading and movement.
Removing all or most traffic from Lowther Street and Strand Stree could have grossly overloaded the section of the current ring road from Irish Street to Duke Stree which under three of the original proposals would have become two-way and had to cope with virtually all traffic movement around the town centre.
But a redesign of some of the streets and junctions could be a good thing - one or two of the junctions in Whitehaven are potentially dangerous.
You can read a report in the Whitehaven News about the latest proposals here.