Saw Close squeeze on traffic.

As part of Bath & North East Somerset Council’s plans to remove obstacles for walking and cycling and reduce the dominance of motor vehicles in the city centre, the Council proposes to make improvements to Saw Close to  re-establish the area as a key social space and a focal point for Bath’s entertainment quarter.

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Saw Close experiences low vehicle traffic but is a busy pedestrian area that is largely occupied by carriageway. It is proposed to see the road narrowed to slow traffic and encourage pedestrians to make more use of the entire area.

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The plans will be on display on Monday, 11 July, from 1pm to 6pm in the Brunswick Room on the ground floor of the Guildhall in Bath, where locals will be able to give their views on the proposals. Council officers will also be present to answer any questions.

Councillor Anthony Clarke (Conservative, Lansdown), Bath & North East Somerset Council’s Cabinet Member for Transport, said: “The Council is committed to making it easier for residents, businesses and visitors to get around Bath.

As part of this, we want Saw Close to become an area which is seen as a destination for cultural events, social activity and nightlife, where walking around will be easier and spending time in the area more pleasant.

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I would encourage residents to attend the exhibition to find out more and to give their views on the proposals so that these can be considered as part of the final design proposals.”

For those unable to make the event on the day, copies of the plans and a feedback questionnaire will be available on the web page www.bathnes.gov.uk/sawclose from Tuesday.