Plans to pedestrianise parts of Bournemouth town centre have been proposed by Bournemouth Council.
The plans would see the roads surrounding Beales department store transformed into pedestrian friendly areas if the council proposals get the go-ahead.
Kieron Ford has more information on the proposals in the following video.
Council leader John Beesley said: “The aim is to create a safer and more attractive environment for the many people living, working and visiting this part of town.”
The borough’s latest idea comes after nearby Richmond Hill underwent major public realm changes last year as part of the Three Towns Travel scheme.
A full list of the proposed plans:
- Stepped central space creating a focal point for performances
- Historic map of Bournemouth as a motif on paving or street furniture
- Adaptable central space for events such as markets, performances etc.
- New lighting such as up-lights on buildings to highlight architecture.
- Additional lighting defining features such as seating and steps
- A glass canopy structure along what is now Hinton Road
- High quality street furniture
- New tree planting