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The Polygon

Bedford Place Photo


  • Where: The Polygon
  • When: From November 2020
  • What: Active Travel Zone
  • Why: To create a greener, safer and healthier neighbourhood for everyone by identifying and making some small changes to the streets and roads in the Polygon that will improve walking and cycling for short journeys
  • How: Funded as part of the Active Travel Fund

Project details

The Polygon is in walking distance of the city centre and the popular area of Bedford Place, with commutes from and to the area under 5km. As such, car ownership here is low, with between 30-50% of households without access to a car. The area nevertheless experiences a high volume of cut-through driving, with 30-40% of traffic travelling through the Polygon to access other parts of the city.

We want to redress this balance and create a more liveable neighbourhood where residents of the Polygon can walk and cycle safely and with greater ease to access nearby shops, schools and employment hubs.

We are undertaking engagement with the local community to understand what improvements could be made to the area. We firmly believe that the best ideas always come out of the community and invite you to share your thoughts and suggestions by taking part in our perceptions survey. All feedback received will help to closely inform our plans for the area as these continue to be shaped and developed over the coming months.

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Click here for more details on the scheme and how we'll be engaging on our proposals