Marlow’s pedestrian flow moves with the times

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Marlow Town Council is announcing changes to the advisory one-way pedestrian system in the town. The Council has been working closely with the Reopening Team at Buckinghamshire Council to monitor and review social distancing interventions.

The changes are in response to an increase in the numbers of residents and visitors using the town centre, coupled with an increase in applications for pavement licenses from restaurants and cafes.

“Marlow is a friendly and welcoming town and is open for business,” Mayor Richard Scott said. “We want to help our retailers to trade, which means encouraging more people onto our streets. With the increase in people visiting the town and new outdoor seating for cafes and restaurants in the pipeline, we’ve made some changes to the pedestrian one-way system to add more flexibility.

We continue to ask our residents and tourists to respect a two-metre distance where possible and to share pavement space considerately with others. Please remember the importance of social distancing to keep everyone safe and be courteous and patient with others —especially on Marlow’s narrow Victorian pavements. Please help us all to keep safe.”

The majority of the High Street will now be two-way for pedestrians, with reminders for people to keep left to enable a smooth two-way flow and to be courteous at ‘pinch points’ — narrow sections of pavement — at the corner of the High Street and West Street and at the bottom corner of the High Street and Pound Lane. Spittal Street, with its narrow pavements, will retain its one-way flow, as will Marlow Bridge. New pavement stickers will be displayed on the High Street and West Street. 

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