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Totnes Bridge Presentation to Totnes Town Council 5 November 2012 John Fewings

Totnes Bridge Presentation to Totnes Town Council 5 November 2012 John Fewings

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Totnes Bridge Presentation to Totnes Town Council 5 November 2012 John Fewings Slide 2 Totnes Bridge Slide 3 Problems A Footways over the Bridge are too narrow for pedestrians (currently both footways are between 1.1 and 1.2 metres wide) Department for Transport guidance recommends a minimum width of 1.5 metres for a pedestrian to pass a pushchair or wheelchair, or 1.7 metres for pushchairs and wheelchairs to pass each other Slide 4 Problems B Totnes bridge provides the only realistic pedestrian link between Bridgetown residential area and goods and services in the town centre Totnes Bridge provides a key tourist link between Steamer Quay and the town Slide 5 User Comment 1 Issue was raised during TotM consultation day on the 28 April Sample comment We urgently need changes to be made to the Bridge a wider footpath for pushchairs Slide 6 User Comment 2 I walk in almost daily from Bridgetown across the Bridge with my daughter Emily in a sling. I find threading my way past others means stepping off the narrow pavement into the fast traffic from behind. Theres no protection and I feel very vulnerable, particularly for my baby. I dread the time when Emily is walking, with cars roaring past inches from her. Natalie Waldbaum, Bridgetown resident Slide 7 Pedestrian counts Count undertaken on Wednesday 4 July 2012 7am to 7pm North (upstream) Footway 899 pedestrians South (downstream) Footway 2,901 pedestrians So over 75% of pedestrians use southern footway Slide 8 Phase 1 proposal Widen southern (downstream) footway to a width of 1.7 metres Leave northern (upstream) footway at its current width Signing, lining and lighting improvements Retain two way vehicle traffic Approximate cost: 75,000 Slide 9 Bridge sketch Looking towards Bridgetown Slide 10 Road width The proposal will retain a 5.6 metre road width, allowing two way traffic. Design Bulletin 32 states 5.5 metres allows all vehicles to pass each other below this width passing places may be required depending on the frequency of use by large vehicles. Slide 11 Plan View Slide 12 Existing Elevation Slide 13 Proposed Elevation Slide 14 Dimensions used Slide 15 Photomontage 1 Southern (downstream) footway widened Slide 16 Photomontage 2 Northern (upstream) footway unaltered Slide 17 Summary Southern footway will be widened from 1.2 metres to 1.7 metres Materials will match existing Two way traffic will be retained Slide 18 Future Proposals These future proposals will only be considered once they have been properly drawn up and after further consultation has taken place. Slide 19 Phase 2 proposals - A Modify Seven Stars roundabout to provide a better gateway into the town Consider change in surfacing levels and/or materials Consider traffic calming and 20mph speed limit Alterations to Bridgetown Hill junction to reduce through traffic Slide 20 Phase 2 proposals - B Provide pedestrian crossing at Bridgetown end of bridge, or both ends of bridge Cycle lanes could be considered if traffic flows and speeds are significantly reduced