Traffic management survey proposed for Richmond

Richmond Market Place.

Community and business leaders are looking at plans to run a traffic management survey in Richmond.

The study would look at how traffic flow and parking could be improved in the town.

Richmond Business and Tourism Association (RBTA) has already had discussions with traffic management consultant Chris Yarrow.

For him to conduct a full study the cost would be around £5,000.

The RBTA will discuss the proposal with members of Richmond Town Council tonight and will ask for a contribution to the cost.

At a recent RBTA meeting local business owners raised a number of concerns about traffic and parking in the town.

The meeting heard there had been no increase in parking in Richmond since 1971.

Members of the association said directions to get visitors into the town centre were poor and traffic congestion for those leaving the town was bad.

It was claimed coach drivers bringing visitors had experienced harassment from parking attendants to move off.

It was also stated that the marketplace was filled on Sundays with parked cars of walkers who leaving their cars all day and business employees who take advantage of the disc-free status.

Richmondshire District Council will also be asked to contribute to the survey.

 

The town council meeting will take place in the Ton hall at 6.30pm

Members of the public are welcome to attend.

3 Comments

  1. The town should apply a one way circuit to help the free flow of traffic and stop the traffic jams every morning and afternoon

  2. What happened in the meeting about traffic in Richmond.A start would be to me get rid of the mini roundabout in Queens rd and put traffic lights in its place.

  3. What happened in the meeting about traffic in Richmond.A start would be to me get rid of the mini roundabout in Queens rd and put traffic lights in its place.

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