Cheltenham Chamber of Commerce support the Cheltenham Transport Plan in Principle
CHELTENHAM Chamber of Commerce with officers from Cheltenham Borough Council and Gloucestershire County Council a number of concerns were expressed about the possible consequences of the pedestrianisation of Boots Corner.
A number of issues were raised by Chamber members and Transport Executive, Roger Marchant of Marchants Coaches, commented ‘Whilst we agree in principle with the proposals, we need to ensure that we do not just move the congestion at Boots Corner to somewhere else in the Town centre. The proposal for two way traffic and other measures to reduce the amount of traffic in Cheltenham must address potential problems in for example, St Georges Place, Rodney Road and Winchcombe Street.”
“The Chamber does support the Cheltenham Transport Plan, in principle, subject to the concerns raised by our members being addressed as fully as possible commented Michael Ratcliffe, Chief Executive of Cheltenham Chamber of Commerce “We all agree that the current situation is unacceptable and that continuing with the status quo is not an option, we need to get Cheltenham moving again – this can only be good for local businesses, local residents and visitors to Cheltenham.”
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