March 17, 2012 Bristol Evening Post
TRADERS in a Clifton street say a new pedestrian zone is damaging business and is dangerous.
Since last week Boyce’s Avenue has been closed to traffic from 10am until 6pm by the city council.
The small street, which leads from Clifton Down Road to a dead end at the arches leading to Victoria Square, is home to several small shops, cafes and restaurants.
There used to be a one-way loop where traffic entered Boyce’s Avenue and could continue round into King’s Road and back out on to Clifton Down Road.
Now the new measures mean cars can travel in both directions along King’s Road, but if a driver comes along King’s Road they are being forced to reverse or turn around in the narrow street because they cannot exit on to Boyce’s Avenue.
Traders say this is dangerous – and that the barriers erected at the end of Boyce’s Avenue to stop traffic going up it make it look like the street is closed, and they are losing business.
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