Spaces for people - how we planned temporary measures

Listening to your ideas

While we asked people for their ideas for temporary measures, we were also aware of areas in the city where it’s more difficult to keep a safe distance. We knew from gathering people's views on planned improvements to our active travel network that there are areas wehere people feel less comfortable moving around on 'wheels' of various kinds. We’re also looked at areas of the city

  • where businesses needed more outdoor space for queuing
  • to allow people to keep to the two metre physical distancing guidelines

which were needed during the height of the pandemic.

We reviewed lots of locations and drew up proposal for a range of temporary measures to be put in place as quickly as possible. Many of the comments you gave us on the Commonplace interactive map were about issues in these locations and helped us to refine our proposals. Many of the temporary measures linked up with our network of permanent active travel routes. This gave people more chances to get around the city safely.

Each proposal was reviewed against the criteria in our decision-making process and with our key stakeholders. We prioritised temporary measures that fad the greatest benefit to public health and support business recovery. We also made sure we linked the temporary measures with our existing network of quiet routes and the National Cycle Network.