Traffic lights switch-off experiment comes to end
POSITIVE noises are being made over a trial switch-off of traffic lights along a busy Cheltenham road.
Lights in St Margaret's Road, near The Brewery, were covered up by Highways workers as part of a three-week experiment which came to a conclusion on Friday night.
The exercise, which was managed by Cheltenham Development Taskforce, Gloucestershire County Council and Cheltenham Borough Council, was designed to see if turning off the lights would improve traffic flow.
Jeremy Williamson, director of Cheltenham Development Taskforce, said: "Whilst there is no formal analysis available to date, the anecdotal comments made, particularly by local residents, is that the trial did generate some improvements in traffic flow.
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"We are yet to understand the full impact for pedestrians and cyclists.
"Colleagues at Gloucestershire Highways will be reviewing all the data collected to see if it can provide us with recommendations for making changes in the future."