Shaftesbury works with Camden Council to temporaily pedestrianise Seven Dials
haftesbury has announced plans to implement temporary timed road closures in the Seven Dials shopping district this summer as part of a programme of initiatives to support retail and hospitality tenants following the easing of lockdown.
Working in partnership with Camden Council, Shaftesbury will use a series of timed road closures to give pedestrians and cyclists priority during core daytime trading hours. Starting from 3 August, the closures will operate from 10am to 6pm, seven days a week and will be controlled by a combination of droppable and/or plug-in barriers and the Seven Dials security team.
From this month, Shaftesbury is also implementing a one-way system for pedestrians visiting Neal’s Yard and installing additional cycle parking throughout the estate. In addition, it is currently in discussions with Camden Council regarding food and beverage operators using the pedestrianised streets for additional external seating areas.
Charles Owen, portfolio executive at Shaftesbury, said: “The timed road closures in Seven Dials are a significant step in helping all our restaurants, bars, cafés and retailers rebuild as the lockdown eases and footfall begins to grow. The combination of open-air streets and, in effect, wider footways, will make Seven Dials an even safer and more enjoyable experience for visitors and residents.”
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