Barton Street takes walk on the right side for safety
By Rob Freeman | 24th July 2020
Walking in one busy Gloucester street has been transformed with the introduction of a one-way pedestrian system.
Narrow pavements had made it difficult for pedestrians to socially distance in Barton Street without walking in the road.
So signs and stickers have been installed by Gloucester City Council, with the help of Gloucestershire County Council's Highways team, to help keep people safe and apart.
Councillor Dawn Melvin, cabinet member for economic growth and recovery, said: "It's really important for the city and its local business owners that we get people back on to high streets and in to shops, but it's got to be safely.
"We're fully committed to helping businesses and customers wherever we can to reduce the spread of coronavirus.
"Implementing a one-way system makes it easier for everyone to follow the national guidance and also be safe from other risks."
The signs and stickers have been paid for with money from the European Regional Development Fund's Reopening High Streets Safely Fund.
The grant can be used by councils to encourage and support people back to the high streets and shopping spaces safely as COVID-19 restrictions lift.
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