More enforcement needed against drivers in pedestrianised area of town centre
By Rugby Lib Dems
Councillors at the 17 November 2021, full council meeting of Rugby Borough Council approved a motion to tackle the problem in the pedestrianised area around Sheep Street and High Street at certain times of day.
The original motion, which was proposed by Cllr Neil Sandison (Lib Dem, Eastlands) said:
This council recognizes the impact of high volumes of traffic entering and egressing the part pedestrianised area of High Street, Sheep Street and Market Place, to the detriment of pedestrians and non-drivers.
It notes that pedestrians appear to have priority for only 5 hours out of 24 hours and that residents and visitors feel unsafe in this shared space. This Council calls upon Rugby Borough Council and Warwickshire County Council to review the current Traffic Regulation Orders in order to enhance pedestrian safety and access and to carry out full enforcement procedures.
Cllr Sandison told the meeting:
"We are looking at ways we could claim back the pedestrianised streets of Rugby which have been taken over by Uber drivers and others so that it is becoming unsafe to use parts of the town centre.
"Retailers have come to us because abandoned cars have been blocking the entrance into their businesses."