Safer, Greener, Healthier Brentwood
In July a key section of Brentwood High Street was closed to most traffic to enable safer social distancing for people in the town centre. At the same time, County and Brentwood Borough Councillors set up a monitoring group to ensure that the voices and experiences of businesses, residents and shoppers were heard and understood. The group has heard from a wide range of people during the closure period and has agreed to end the closure with effect from Friday 7th August.
Further investigation is being undertaken into longer term measures to help accessibility in and around the town centre, particularly for cycling and walking, and a proposal has been submitted for Department for Transport Emergency Active Travel funding.
Ideas include a cycle route between Brentwood and Shenfield High Streets, a Low Traffic Neighbourhood, the adoption of School Streets, and the introduction of 20 mph speed limits. The potential closure of Brentwood High Street on Sundays is also being looked at.