Evesham Transport Strategy February 2020

Phase one

There is no single or simple solution to the traffic problems in Evesham. Instead the Evesham Transport Strategy, developed in partnership between Worcestershire County Council and Wychavon District Council, aims to develop and deliver a range of measures, over a range of timescales.

A first phase of works has been completed. The objective of this phase has been to ensure that the absolute maximum capacity can be squeezed from the town’s existing road network. The table below sets-out what has been done:

Location Work
Pedestrian crossing on High Street (near to Lawrance's Bakery) The time given to traffic before the signals can revert to the pedestrian phase (‘green man’) has been extended.
Pedestrian crossings on Vine Street (near to St Lawrence's Church) The time given to traffic before the signals can revert to the pedestrian phase (‘green man’) has been extended.
High Street/ Worcester Road junction Double yellow lines extended further into Worcester Road to prevent parked cars from blocking the turn into Worcester Road.
Cheltenham Road/ Davies Road junction Pedestrian detection has been added to the Davies Road arm of the junction. This detection (which was already in place on the Cheltenham Road arms of the junction) senses when pedestrians have cleared the crossing, allowing the signals to change safely and efficiently.
Cheltenham Road/ Davies Road junction New traffic signal control equipment has been installed: the new equipment is more efficient than what it replaced, delivering increased capacity at the junction.
Pershore Road arm of the Abbey Road/ Cheltenham Rd junction The original double yellow lines have been repainted, and the restriction on parking has been extended further along Pershore Road (with single yellow lines), to prevent parked cars from reducing the efficiency of the left-turn/ right-turn queuing.
High Street Box junctions have been painted at all the side-road turns, to prevent ‘exit blocking’
High Street-Vine Street-Abbey Road-Cheltenham Road Updates to traffic signal control software. This ensures that the town’s traffic signals are operating as efficiently as possible.