Here are some ideas MR4P’s members have come up with for improvements to the Mill Road streetscape. There’s also an alternative to a single filter on Mill Road bridge which has some advantages – zoom out on the map to see that.
Move the map about to look for the red / black icons which show the changes we’re suggesting. Click on the icons for more details. Then please comment below to suggest your own changes – or tell us what’s wrong with ours..
Great stuff so far, what about east of the railway bridge?
I would like to see change of use of the parking bays in front of urban larder to give increased space for bikes, pedestrians and limiting use of parking for deliveries.
Also the space in front of the Tesco is ripe for improved use by removing bollards to give nice seating (similar to the those in front of co op)
hi Fergus thanks for your ideas. We will be getting our thinking caps on re the east of the bridge shortly! Yes – those parking bays in front of urban larder definitely have potential. Re the space in front of Tesco (who we understand are vacating those premises at some point), the area between the shop window and the pavement is owned by whoever owns the shop, so would need some negotiation… but yes it’s another great space that could be much better used.
A parklet near Limoncello where the temporary one was erected during the trial would be wonderful.
To reduce risk of vehicles running into parklets they could be shielded with a combination of bike parking hoops and planting.
resurface Kingston Street and Sturton Street. Its a through bike route but the surface is awful particularly at night. Better lighting would help as well
Thank god for new artwork on the bridge!
I like your ideas. Thank you for your hard work. Bike parking that prevents pavement parking is a priority. (Majority of pavement parking currently bring undertaken by licensed cabs – so this needs addressing before cabs are granted exception to access). The brief experience of ‘Parklets’ which put ‘People First’ took Mill Rd to a whole new level of community and should be reinstated.
I would like to see more parking for box bikes and tricycles.
My two friends, one elderly and one disabled, who use tricycles need a lot of space and time to be able to park them and ideally some seating close by. They need an environment where they have the time and feel safe and feel not to be in other peoples’ way.
Generally, a Mill Road design that creates safe and ample space for pedestrians, ie. that disallows street furniture and parking (both bikes and cars) on pavements/walkway… whatever the design will be.
I don’t think the idea of a camera for modal filtering at either end of Mill Road would work. Drivers would just cut through side streets to get to the city centre. The prohibitions on turns into side streets which currently exist in Petersfield are never respected by drivers. The only way to control through traffic is to have a bus gate on the bridge. This worked well for the neighbourhood during the pandemic and we shouldn’t make any compromises on it.
Hi Sergio. It looks like a camera on Mill Road Bridge is what we’re likely to be getting. But can you clarify – where in our filtering proposal shown in the map above can cut throughs occur?