Temporarily widen the Marlow town centre pavements to support our shops
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As pedestrian numbers increase, the advisory one-way pedestrian arrangement in West St, Spittal St and the High St will, for many, not feel COVID-secure. As a result, it will not help our town centre and our shops recover from the lockdown.
We call on Marlow Town Council and Buckinghamshire Council to temporarily widen the footpath in large sections of the Marlow High Street and West St to allow for social distancing and safe passing in two-way pedestrian traffic. This would bring the following 3 key benefits:
1. It would allow people to walk at different speeds, including those with reduced mobility, while maintaining flow and social distance, without having to step on the road, creating dangerous situations.
2. It would take away the pressure and stress on people, either to remain in line or having to cross in unsafe places, making people more inclined to visit the shops that are open.
3. It would allow for safe queuing outside shops, without having to worry about people passing by.
Similar solutions are being implemented in London, York and Reading using experimental Traffic Regulation Orders, which require less red tape and time.
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