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The chosen circular route which performs a vital link between all the tram services must be protected from being blocked by illegal parking and by legal delivery and collection.
The illegal parking on tram tracks is normally dealt-with by heavy penalties rigorously enforced. Unlike some of the current illegal parking in Bath, if this activity obstructs the main tram routes it will not go unnoticed. It is particularly important that adequate publicity is given to this, as motorists may not realise the widespread consequences of what they normally might regard as a harmless minor offence.
Deliveries and collections are the life-blood of the city centre. Every business premises must have provision for sufficient parking for normal supplies to be brought in. Fortunately, the existing situation has to some extent already selected in favour of smaller business in smaller streets. The delivery arrangements have already been addressed around much of the City Centre Circle.
Streets and buildings which have already been considered include:
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|Pierrepont Street||Shops at NW end have delivery access from Terrace Walk and Orchard Street||No change|
Shops at SE end have back access.
Premises on W side have back access
|Bath Spa Station||Tram stop would be improved if taxi rank moved to S of station||This move is included in the Southgate plan|
|Dorchester Street||No problems forseen||No change|
|Southgate|| No problems forseen
(may depend on development plans)
|Ensure adequate provision retained in development plans|
|Somerset Street||Restricted parking|| Mark delivery bays on one side of road
Changes to street level necessary
|No problems forseen||No change||Picture|
|Back access to shops on W side, road width allows deliveries to shops on E side||No change||Picture|
|Kingsmead Square||Existing delivery arrangements retained||No change||Picture|
|Sawclose||No problems forseen||No change||Picture|
|Mineral Water Hospital||Pavement length permits tram stop and ambulance unloading on S side of road||Build ambulance bay and tram stop||Picture|
|Upper Borough Walls||Existing delivery arrangements retained. (Parking bays and back access)||No change||Picture|
|Northgate Street||Existing delivery arrangements retained||No change|
|Grand Parade||Back access to Empire Hotel and market||No change|
| Terrace Walk
|Not affected by tramway||No change|
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