15 Jun High Street Safety Measures
A more pedestrian friendly town centre
Those in Halifax over the weekend and today will have noticed some important changes to our streets in preparation for the reopening of more of our businesses. These actions will make the town more pedestrian friendly, will allow for safer queuing and make it easier for people to observe social distancing.
To complement the safety measures introduced by retailers, the Council is introducing temporary street closures and removing some on-street parking bays in areas of towns across the borough.
In Halifax, the bus stops and taxi rank on Market Street outside the market and Tesco will be moved. The taxi rank will be relocated to Westgate entrance of The Piece Hall and the bus stop relocated to in front of Princess Buildings at Northgate. On-street parking bays will also be out of action on Old Market, outside McDonald’s and Subway, allowing for increased room for pedestrians.
Existing pedestrian areas on Southgate, Corn Market, Russell Street, Crown Street and Cheapside will have loading time restrictions maintained, with the roads completely closed to vehicles between 10 am and 4pm, seven days a week.
All the changes are temporary, but will be in place until at least the end of July. The effectiveness of the measures will be regularly assessed and further schemes will follow where appropriate as the COVID-19 recovery process continues.
We’re keen to gather feedback to keep partners informed of how these changes are impacting on your business.
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