County Council hosts further exhibitions on Exeter Active Streets Trial
Published: 30 August 2023
Devon County Council is inviting people to two further public exhibitions about the Heavitree and Whipton Active Streets Trial.
The trial scheme, which started on 3 August, aims to remove through traffic from Heavitree and Whipton’s key residential areas.
By doing so it aims to create a safer and more attractive environment for people walking, wheeling and cycling.
The events will be held on:
- 12 September, at Whipton Community Hall, Pinhoe Road, from 4.30pm to 6.30pm
- 14 September, at St Mark’s Church Hall, Pinhoe Road, from 4.30pm to 6.30pm
The events will be attended by representatives of Devon County Council, who will be on hand to answer questions and listen to feedback regarding the changes.
Formal feedback can be submitted via the statutory consultation, details of which are available on the webpage devon.cc/exeterstreets.
Paper copies of the consultation form will be provided at the events, which can also be requested by:
- Telephoning 0345 155 1004
- Writing to Transport Planning, Devon County Council, Room 120, County Hall, Topsham Road, Exeter, Devon, EX2 4QD
- Emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Consultation responses will be carefully considered by Devon County Council and inform the next steps.
The temporary scheme involves physical ‘modal filters’ (bollards or planters) and bus gates at key locations in the Heavitree and Whipton area.
All properties within the area remain accessible by car, but residents may need to use different routes for some journeys.
The trial may run for up to 18 months, but may be amended or abandoned during this timescale.
Implementation of a permanent scheme would require a further committee approval, considering statutory consultation feedback and traffic monitoring data.