Trinity Street one-way system to be removed following consultation
17 November 2015
The temporary one way system on Trinity Street in Barry will not be made permanent after the results of a public consultation undertaken by the Vale of Glamorgan Council showed it to be supported by only one in five local residents.
312 residents responded to the consultation. 18% were in favour of the trial arrangements being made permanent. 82% were against.
The Council began a six-month trial of new traffic management arrangements in April 2015 in response to concerns raised by residents of Trinity Street about the speed of vehicles, volume of traffic, and road safety. The trial saw a split one-way system implemented with traffic channelled one-way north from Montgomery Road to Jenner Road and one-way south from Montgomery Rd to High Street.
The Council’s highways engineers considered the trial scheme to be the most effective way to address residents’ worries while also allowing access to the surrounding roads. However, the local authority has from the outset maintained that as the purpose of the scheme is to address local concerns, it is local residents who will have the final say.
As a result of the feedback received the trial scheme will now be ended as soon as is practicable and discussions will now begin with local councillors on other ways by which traffic management issues on Trinity Street may be addressed.