Shrewsbury-New Street-experimental one way system (Consultation)

Start Date:
4th June 2020

End Date:
4th December 2020

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The experimental one-way traffic order will address concerns regarding pedestrian safety on the A488 New Street in Shrewsbury, and support active travel to help the country emerge from the coronavirus crisis following the Transport Secretary’s statement on 9 May 2020.

The removal of a traffic lane creates a safer distance between pedestrians and passing vehicles, and will also facilitate the reallocation of this road space to allow provision of a contraflow cycle lane for westbound cycle movements only.    

The above provides both improved road safety for all road users, and enhanced quality of life for the local community, and will be applied on an experimental basis for up to 18 months.


On 4 June 2020 Shropshire Council made an experimental order to place a one-way traffic restriction on the following length of road in Shrewsbury:

The area affected is_A488 New Street …from its junction with Park Avenue, to its junction with Quarry View, in an easterly direction. This order comes into effect on 11 June 2020 and will operate for a period of up to eighteen months. The council will consider in due course whether its provisions should continue in force indefinitely.

Documents relating to this consultation can be downloaded by clicking on the links below:

How to get involved in this consultation: If you wish to raise an objection, express support, or make any other comments about these proposals, please either send an e-mail to:, or send a letter to: The Traffic Engineering Team, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury SY2 6ND by 4 December 2020. You may also ring 0345 678 9006 for more information.

Please note that, for legal reasons, objections must be made in writing or by email, and should state the grounds on which the objection is made. Objections cannot be accepted over the phone.

If you wish to question the validity of the order, or of any of its provisions, on the grounds that they are not within the powers conferred by the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, or that any requirement of the act or of any instrument made under it has not been complied with in relation to the order you may, within six weeks from 4 June 2020, apply for the purpose to the High Court.

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