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Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Seven Dials

We strongly support both the principals of shared space in city centre streets in general and their proposed application in the case of Seven Dials in particular.

That said, however, we believe that Seven Dials and Kingsmead Square together already represent one of the best urban spaces in Bath where mixed uses and complex traffic movements on three separate traffic lanes combine successfully with high levels of pedestrian movement without apparent conflict.  While we recognise the pressure on funding for infrastructure improvements in Bath we believe that a single concept should have been developed in outline for the two spaces together before detailed proposals were drawn up for Seven Dials.  It would even have been preferable, in our view, to have included Saw Close in this preliminary analysis so that the potential of level changes between Saw Close and Seven Dials could have been exploited.

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