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Golden Mile Revamp

Leicester City Council are asking the people of Leicester to give their say on the Golden Mile.

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People are being given extra time to share their views and find out more about ideas to revamp Leicester’s Golden Mile.

Leicester City Council has been working with external experts to develop a range of ideas to improve Belgrave Road for traffic, pedestrians and cyclists and help make the busy area safer and more attractive.

The scheme’s design ideas aim to address issues around traffic congestion, car parking, poor air quality and access for pedestrians and cyclists.

Ideas include cutting the number of traffic lanes from four to two, creating on-street car parking, loading bays, cycle lanes and wider pavements.

The designs also include simpler road layouts, fewer traffic signals, new crossings and improved access to car parks.

Since the beginning of December 2015, people have been able to give their views on three new concept designs, based on ideas and input from the Golden Mile Regeneration Group, which includes local residents and businesses.

The latest public workshop event is taking place on Tuesday, January 5, at Belgrave Neighbourhood Centre, from 4pm to 8.30pm, for people to find out more about the designs from project team.

In addition, the closing date for comments has been extended by an extra week, to Friday, January 15.

Feedback from the consultation will be used to develop a single design concept early in 2016.

To take part in the consultation visit www.leicester.gov.uk/haveyoursay

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