Shropshire Council

Shrewsbury – New Street – experimental one way system

  • Period: 04 June 2020 - 31 March 2021
  • Status: Open
  • Audiences: Everyone
  • Topics: Traffic management
  • Type: Public

Title of scheme

Shrewsbury – New Street – Experimental One Way


The experimental one-way traffic order will address concerns regarding pedestrian safety on the A488 New Street in Shrewsbury, and support active travel to help the country emerge from the coronavirus crisis following the Transport Secretary's statement on 9 May 2020.

The removal of a traffic lane creates a safer distance between pedestrians and passing vehicles, and will also facilitate the reallocation of this road space to allow provision of a contraflow cycle lane for westbound cycle movements only.    

The above provides both improved road safety for all road users, and enhanced quality of life for the local community, and will be applied on an experimental basis for up to 18 months.


A488 New Street, Shrewsbury

Consultation begins

4 June 2020

Consultation ends

31 March 2021


On 4 June 2020 Shropshire Council made an experimental order to place a one-way traffic restriction on the following length of road in Shrewsbury:

A488 New Street

...from its junction with Park Avenue, to its junction with Quarry View, in an easterly direction. This order comes into effect on 11 June 2020 and will operate for a period of up to eighteen months. The council will consider in due course whether its provisions should continue in force indefinitely.

Your views on this order, including whether or not it should be made permanent, are welcome. Please click the How to get involved tab for details on how to comment.

Please note that the informal consultation, which takes on board resident and user comments, is also open for you to comment on until 18 December 2020, and runs in parallel to this formal traffic regulation consultation. 


If you wish to raise an objection, express support, or make any other comments about these proposals, please either send an e-mail to:, or send a letter to: The Traffic Engineering Team, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury SY2 6ND by 4 December 2020. You may also ring 0345 678 9006 for more information.

Please note that, for legal reasons, objections must be made in writing or by email, and should state the grounds on which the objection is made. Objections cannot be accepted over the phone.

If you wish to question the validity of the order, or of any of its provisions, on the grounds that they are not within the powers conferred by the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, or that any requirement of the act or of any instrument made under it has not been complied with in relation to the order you may, within six weeks from 4 June 2020, apply for the purpose to the High Court.

4 June 2020

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