Newmarket Street works update: Central reservation removed

Work is under way to transform Newmarket Street into a tree-lined "boulevard". Photo by James Maggs. (3051165)

Work is under way to transform Newmarket Street into a tree-lined "boulevard". Photo by James Maggs. (3051165)

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WORK is now under way to transform Newmarket Street into a tree-lined "boulevard".

The removal of the central reservation is now complete, with the work undertaken over the weekend and overnight last week.

Using the extra space created by the removal of the central reserve, enough work space has been created to allow new pavements to be constructed where the hoardings were around the Old Market site.

This phase of work is to take three weeks and two lanes will be maintained in either direction.

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2:50pm Tue 14 Jan 14

mizza21 says...

Yay .. First to post !!

I personally cannot wait to see how Newmarket Boulevard will look.
I look forward to skipping from one side to the other and back again gaily enjoying the freedom of the road in a shared traffic/cycle/pedest
rian space so common in cities the continent over.
I expect I'll barely be able to tell the difference between Newmarket Boulevard and the Champs Elysee. The only distinction will be the lack of philandering presidents.

Come on HEREford. Lets become a modern continental city together.
I demand to be unable to move for Pavement cafes and croissant munching locals wearing designer clobber.
Yay .. First to post !! I personally cannot wait to see how Newmarket Boulevard will look. I look forward to skipping from one side to the other and back again gaily enjoying the freedom of the road in a shared traffic/cycle/pedest rian space so common in cities the continent over. I expect I'll barely be able to tell the difference between Newmarket Boulevard and the Champs Elysee. The only distinction will be the lack of philandering presidents. Come on HEREford. Lets become a modern continental city together. I demand to be unable to move for Pavement cafes and croissant munching locals wearing designer clobber. mizza21
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3:54pm Tue 14 Jan 14

drjazz says...

How many other cities in the UK have a tree-lined boulevard as part of their ring road?
How many other cities in the UK have a tree-lined boulevard as part of their ring road? drjazz
  • Score: 3

9:31pm Tue 14 Jan 14

mizza21 says...

none drJazz ...that's the whole point.
We will be the city other cities look to for inspiration.
When Merkel or Hollande want to pop out for a cheeky Espresso and a Croissant washed down with a naughty bottle of Pellegrino while they watch the tractors and muck spreaders go by they know they can't because they are presiding over places without the vision to allow it.

We, the inhabitants of Hereford, will have the choice to mix it with the trucks if we so choose because of our councils vision to provide the shared space in which we can.

I for one cannot wait to enjoy the tree lined boulevard or indeed to prance upon the pavements where the hoardings were created by the removal of the central reserve.

What is really required here is an artists impression of how it might look. I wonder where one might get one of those?
none drJazz ...that's the whole point. We will be the city other cities look to for inspiration. When Merkel or Hollande want to pop out for a cheeky Espresso and a Croissant washed down with a naughty bottle of Pellegrino while they watch the tractors and muck spreaders go by they know they can't because they are presiding over places without the vision to allow it. We, the inhabitants of Hereford, will have the choice to mix it with the trucks if we so choose because of our councils vision to provide the shared space in which we can. I for one cannot wait to enjoy the tree lined boulevard or indeed to prance upon the pavements where the hoardings were created by the removal of the central reserve. What is really required here is an artists impression of how it might look. I wonder where one might get one of those? mizza21
  • Score: 1

11:36pm Wed 15 Jan 14

saidflo says...

Mizza
Cheers for a good giggle or two!!!
I'm tempted to enjoy a delightful prance on the Boulevard de Jarvese!
(sufficient space between the motor vehicles permitting, of course)

Hope visually handicapped have been considered on "shared space" areas - (blind college). Per recent TV - may have trouble distinguishing pavement boundary if no level changes for pedestrians in "shared space" areas.
Mizza Cheers for a good giggle or two!!! I'm tempted to enjoy a delightful prance on the Boulevard de Jarvese! (sufficient space between the motor vehicles permitting, of course) Hope visually handicapped have been considered on "shared space" areas - (blind college). Per recent TV - may have trouble distinguishing pavement boundary if no level changes for pedestrians in "shared space" areas. saidflo
  • Score: 1

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