Vehicle access to certain roads in the city centre will be permanently restricted, with the following hours of operation:
- York Street: 10am to 10pm, 7 days a week*
- All other streets in the zone: 10 am to 6pm, 7 days a week**
*We are proposing extended vehicle access restrictions until 10pm in York Street. This is because we expect this area to remain crowded for longer, as a result of the new Clore Learning and World Heritage Centres.
There will be controlled authorised access for emergency services, some deliveries and construction or maintenance vehicles.
**Blue Badge holders, carers and taxis transporting Blue Badge holders will be permitted with controlled, authorised access in Cheap Street, Westgate Street, Saw Close, Parsonage Lane and Upper Borough Walls.
How the scheme will operate
If the decision is made to approve the TROs, we will engage further with user groups on the access operation and management to ensure it is safe but simple to access. We intend to bring the TROs into effect as soon as possible, which would give Blue Badge holders access under a temporary managed arrangement.