Councillor Rob Humby, Deputy Leader of Hampshire County Council and Executive Member for Economy, Transport and Environment, said: “The idea behind these “pop up” schemes we’re putting in place is to support social distancing for those walking and cycling, supporting local businesses as we move into a stabilisation phase after lockdown by giving people the confidence to return to the high street.
The schemes are experimental, and of necessity, we’ve had to put them in quickly; if they’re not effective for whatever reason, they will come out just as quickly and we will then concentrate on other measures that are proving to be more effective.”
The COVID-safety proposals for Petersfield - including Lavant Street, Chapel, The Square and High Street are:
- Reallocation of parking to give more space to pedestrians coupled with information signing along this area;
- New cycle stands will be introduced in Market Square, so cyclists have an area to park and secure their bicycles;
Swan Street will be closed to through traffic except buses and cycles between High Street and Chapel Street.