Access guide to City Centre security scheme

I never understood why Queen Square -> Old King Street -> John Street -> Quiet Street -> New Bond Street is a is a cut-through route. Quiet Street should be closed off with access from the Queen Square onto Barton Street re-opened. If Broad Street was made two way for buses then P&R buses could drop at the Hilton Bus Stops. The top of Milsom Street could be permanently closed and New Bond Street could be made two way or a loop via Green Street to allow access to disabled parking. The city centre effectively has an unnecessary taxi rat run through the heart of it along some very narrow roads.


B&NES has launched a new video and online map explaining access arrangements on some restricted streets in Bath following input with disability groups and individuals with lived experience.

The Council has introduced anti-terrorism security measures, which restrict vehicles in some city centre streets, in order to help protect the public.  

In addition to guidance already on the council’s website, the new video explains access arrangements for Blue Badge holders.

Councillor Manda Rigby, cabinet member for Transport, said: “I want to thank all those who worked with us to produce this short information video which complements the advice we have been giving on our website.

“Since the introduction of the city centre security scheme we have had more than 1,200 vehicles with disabled drivers or passengers accessing the restricted streets under the Blue Badge Holder exemption.The system has been running smoothly and we have had no complaints – with the…

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