I’ve been notified by the County Council of a major change to the junction of Worcester Street/Hythe Bridge Street and George Street to open it up to four-way traffic so that some traffic does not have to loop all the way round Hythe Bridge Street and Park End Street any more. Traffic going East on Hythe Bridge Street would still only be able to go left into Worcester Street but traffic from all other directions would be able to turn in any direction. There would also be share cycle/pedestrian features on some corners. I think these are a good idea as if so many cyclists are jumping red-lights any way, the pragmatic way to deal with that is to design in a safe way of them being able to avoid those red signals in the first place. You can see the plan here, and you’ll get a large version if you click it.
Time is short on this consultation so if you have any views or questions please do let me or the County Council know as quickly as you can. I will also forward all comments added to this blog post.