Westminster City Council to implement user-friendly street markings

Westminster City Council to implement user-friendly street markingsPeople occupying flats to rent in Westminster are to benefit from a new approach to street markings that aim to make the area's roads a safer place to be.

Under new plans from Westminster City Council, double yellow lines will replace single yellow lines at junctions on around 175 streets across the city centre, having identified a number of high-risk locations via a recent consultation.

This change will make it easier for pedestrians - particularly parents with prams or wheelchair users - to cross easily and without obstruction, while also ensuring emergency and delivery vehicles can gain easier access.

The move will also benefit drivers by making it clearer where they can and cannot park, as well as easing traffic congestion and preventing views of the road from being obscured.

Lee Rowley, Westminster Council's cabinet member for parking and transport, said: "We are keen to make Westminster a safer place for pedestrians and help drivers avoid parking where it may be unsafe or inconsiderate to others."

Last month, the local authority outlined new plans to conduct redevelopment work at Leicester Square, with the aim of making the streets easier to navigate for pedestrians.

Posted by Andy Britten

Published 4th January, 2012

© 2012 Estates IT Limited

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