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So how will buses from West Street heading into City actually get down onto Arundel Gate? You'd have thought they would keep the road open to cyclists and buses to aid public transport and active travel, rather than once again causing all this disruption.

 

Makes you wonder where they find the people who come up with these hair brained ideas... 

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6 minutes ago, Michael_N said:

So how will buses from West Street heading into City actually get down onto Arundel Gate? You'd have thought they would keep the road open to cyclists and buses to aid public transport and active travel, rather than once again causing all this disruption.

 

Makes you wonder where they find the people who come up with these hair brained ideas... 

Also the many buses (including 1, 11, 75/76, 97//98) that run via High St, Leopold St and Pinstone St to Furnival Gate (and the 81/82/83 that run via  Bank St, Queen St and Townhead St to Leopold St and Pinstone Street). The former routes could I suppose be diverted via Arundel Gate to Furnival Gate but this wouldn't exactly improve access to the top of Fargate/Barkers Pool/Peace Gardens.

 

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6 minutes ago, Bargepole23 said:

About time the city centre was taken back from motorists.

 

Motorists kill people.

Rotherham town centre tried that back in the 1990s. Rotherham town centre is now on it's knees and has more empty shops than open ones. All thanks to pedestrianisation!

7 minutes ago, Martin C said:

Also the many buses (including 1, 11, 75/76, 97//98) that run via High St, Leopold St and Pinstone St to Furnival Gate (and the 81/82/83 that run via  Bank St, Queen St and Townhead St to Leopold St and Pinstone Street). The former routes could I suppose be diverted via Arundel Gate to Furnival Gate but this wouldn't exactly improve access to the top of Fargate/Barkers Pool/Peace Gardens.

 

Yeah that's a good point. If anything it's High Street and Church Street that should be closed off, rather than Pinstone Street. Much busier and the pavements are also narrower, particularly by McDonald's.

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1 minute ago, Michael_N said:

Rotherham town centre tried that back in the 1990s. Rotherham town centre is now on it's knees and has more empty shops than open ones. All thanks to pedestrianisation!

Yeah that's a good point. If anything it's High Street and Church Street that should be closed off, rather than Pinstone Street. Much busier and the pavements are also narrower, particularly by McDonald's.

Please post a link to your evidence that the decline of Rotherham town centre is all thanks to pedestrianisation.

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4 minutes ago, Michael_N said:

Rotherham town centre tried that back in the 1990s. Rotherham town centre is now on it's knees and has more empty shops than open ones. All thanks to pedestrianisation!

 

Thanks to Meadowhall and then Parkgate you mean.

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I'm not against pedestrianisation - far from it. Just interested and intrigued as to the impact of this scheme on the many bus routes that run via Pinstone St.

 

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Good stuff.

 

Very happy to see this kind of thing. Much of this is long overdue.

 

Some of these changes will work really well, we'll wonder why we waited so long.

Some changes will take longer to settle/resolve. But trying to carry on as usual isn't an option. 

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1 hour ago, Michael_N said:

So how will buses from West Street heading into City actually get down onto Arundel Gate? You'd have thought they would keep the road open to cyclists and buses to aid public transport and active travel, rather than once again causing all this disruption.

 

Makes you wonder where they find the people who come up with these hair brained ideas... 

I think could be solved with buses cycles and taxis being allowed to go down Church St. The make an opening to access Arundel gate or Park Square.

 

If a tram is there and waiting. Tough, bus will have to wait. It will still be quicker than the long way around.

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54 minutes ago, ads36 said:

Good stuff.

 

Very happy to see this kind of thing. Much of this is long overdue.

 

Some of these changes will work really well, we'll wonder why we waited so long.

Some changes will take longer to settle/resolve. But trying to carry on as usual isn't an option. 

Worrying for me.

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