Local businesses have been invited to participate in Stoke-on-Trent City Council’s consultation on proposed improvements to Station Road.
The council was awarded £29 million by the Department for Transport through the Transforming Cities Fund (TCF), which sets out to transform how people move around the city, address current infrastructure challenges, and create a better connection between the railway station, city centre and key employment sites across the area.
The proposals on Station Road aim to enhance Stoke-on-Trent station as the gateway to the city, whilst improving pedestrian, cycle and bus connections.
The improvements include:
- Widening the public area outside the station, with new street furniture, to enhance the sense of arrival to Stoke-on-Trent
- Introducing a bus gate in front of the station, accessible to buses, taxis, cyclists and certain limited business vehicles. This will reduce traffic in the area and create a more pedestrian and cycle-friendly environment in a busy area for students, workers and rail travellers
- Widening the footways along Station Road to improve the pedestrian route
- Installing new bus shelters to the east and west of the station
The plans would maintain access to the station and local businesses.
To find out more about the proposals please visit www.stoke.gov.uk/tcf
How to participate
The consultation is open from Monday 28 November until Friday 23 December. You can have your say on the proposals through our online survey: www.stoke.gov.uk/tcf
Responses can also be submitted by email or by letter:
- Email: email@example.com
- Post: FAO Mr R Chadwick, Stoke-on-Trent City Council, Civic Centre, Glebe Street, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 1HH
There will be two drop-in exhibitions showing the proposals. Council representatives will be at the entrance to Stoke-on-Trent station 3pm-7pm on Tuesday 6 and Thursday 8 December to talk about the proposals and answer any questions you might have.