The main transport infrastructure is still based on main access routes into and through the town that are centuries old. Narrow roads and streets and many without adequate pedestrian footpaths pose risks to all but especially children and the elderly.
Education and Tourism are the two most significant employers and providers of services within the town. Each however generates traffic and congestion. The schools and pre-school providers employ large numbers of staff a significant number that travel into the town. Many of the children attending the school and pre-school provision do not live within the immediate community and therefore travel by bus, coach or car. At peak times (start and end of school day) traffic congestion and disruption can be significant with local community finding access to local services or egress from the town very difficult.
Tourism provides a more steady traffic flow and parking requirement but nevertheless places a strain on the available parking availability. Reconciling the need to support Education and Tourism which are intrinsic to the essential character of the town yet in turn are the main causes of traffic flow and recognised parking problems is a key issue for Bosworth Vision. Effective solutions and management of this aspect may require creative long term solutions.
Following the consultations held during the development of the Neighbourhood Plan we developed a strong evidence base identifying the growing concerns in respect of traffic, parking and pedestrian safety. The Parish Council was then able to successfully carry out further consultations and find funding for a comprehensive analysis of the situation engaging professional town centre consultants to help develop the proposed Town Centre Redevelopment Scheme.
More information on this can be found in the Transport and Parking Actions page