To consider the report of the Executive Director – Environment ‘Pedestrian Priority Programme - Phase One Interventions’.
The Sub-Committee considered the report of the Executive Director Environment, ‘Pedestrian Priority Programme – Phase One Interventions’.
The Sub-Committee pointed out that there needed to be a clear maintenance plan for planters and parklets.
Members heard that the cost shown was planned for an 18-month period (to the end of the experimental phase) with a second round of enhancement funding expected at the conclusion of that period to include such maintenance.
A Member congratulated the department on the rapid and efficient handling of an issue with loose paving on Poultry and commented that appropriate maintenance procedures needed to be factored into all temporary pavement plans.
A Member commented that signage around Old Jewry was confusing to minicab drivers causing some to mount the pavement at night, and the Sub-Committee heard that the No Exit signs there appeared to be missing.
The Sub-Committee heard that the signage matter was to be raised with the maintenance team, that planters would be positioned to give a stronger visual signal to drivers. Mapping companies were also to be reminded of the one-way rule.
RESOLVED, that the Sub-Committee
1. Approve the Phase 1 interventions, as per Option 2, set out in the main body of this report.
2. Approve a sum of £2,402,628 as the implementation budget for the Year 1 (Phase 1) interventions, funded from within the existing Year 1 budget envelope of £2.5 to £3.2million
3. Delegate authority to the Executive Director Environment, in consultation with the Chamberlain, to make any adjustments between elements of the approved budget, provided the total approved budget £~2.4M is not exceeded.
4. Delegate authority to the Executive Director Environment, in consultation with the Chairman and Deputy Chairman of Streets and Walkways, to make proportionate adjustments to the designs of the recommended Option.