Keep Wokingham Market Place / Denmark street traffic free

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Wokingham Borough Council have been looking at ways to improve the town centre and recently trialled pedestrianising a section of Denmark street around the Marketplace. 

This closure is of huge benefit to pedestrians using the Marketplace, especially the young, old and more vulnerable. It means the narrow pavements on Denmark street can be safely used by shoppers without worrying about cars whilst easily maintaining a safe social distance. It also makes the Marketplace a much nicer place to shop and sit without the traffic fumes, pollution and noise. 

Further benefits of the scheme are that it improves traffic flow at the roundabout at the bottom of Denmark street and reduces congestion and traffic there and around Elms field, speeding up journey times without impacting on access to any car parks or amenities. It also means Denmark street can be used by walkers and cyclists as a safe and quick route through the town towards the Elms field development and the childrens play area and field. 

In conjunction with the development of the North and South distributor roads the closure of Denmark street is an important and bold step in reducing congestion and making the town centre a nicer place for all of us going forward. 

Please sign this petition to ask Wokingham Borough Council to make this road closure permanent so we can continue to enjoy the benefits it brings.