Lowesmoor set for traffic monitoring

Published Monday, 2nd October 2017

New bus services are being launched in Worcester, and there will be an accompanying period of traffic monitoring.

The County Council is endeavouring to improve bus services in Worcestershire, and the new bus services will see improved journey reliability and journey times, as well as a better experience for bus users.

The new services commence on 16 October 2017 and there will follow two weeks of monitoring.

Cllr Alan Amos, Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Highways, said: "We have been working hard to improve bus services in the County, and this traffic monitoring will help to ensure a better experience for bus passengers. One of our priorities is to improve journey reliability and reduce journey times, and we'd like to thank the police, bus operators, taxi businesses and local motorists for supporting these new services.

"We very much hope that the monitoring period will minimise disruption for fellow road users, and that the ultimately improved bus services will lead to higher passenger numbers, meaning fewer unnecessary car journeys and a better environment for motorists, public transport users and pedestrians."

There will be two to three days of monitoring per week, commencing on Monday 16 October and ending on Friday 27 October, with support from West Mercia Police.

The enforcement will limit access to emergency services, cyclists and buses throughout the day westbound into the city, from Lowesmoor to St Nicholas Street, and eastbound, Sansome Street to Lowesmoor.