Healthy Streets Truro

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Exciting plans are underway to transform Truro’s Boscawen Street.

Truro’s Healthy Streets group, led by Truro City Council, Truro BID and Cornwall Council, want to work with local residents and businesses to develop an ambitious new vision for Truro which will ensure that the city centre is accessible to all parts of the community and make the city a thriving place for the future.

Monday, 19 July will see the introduction of the first phase which is designed to reduce traffic and pollution levels in the city centre and create a better environment for all, allowing space for people to move around safely and comfortably.

The 12 month trial will help to regenerate the city centre at the same time as increasing opportunities for walking, cycling and bus use, and for staging community events. It is also part of the wider ambition to promote sustainable transport and tackle climate change.

What is being proposed?

The first phase involves trialling a 24 hour restriction on all through traffic entering Boscawen Street for a 12 month period. Access will be retained for emergency vehicles, buses, taxis, cycles and blue badge holders, and for loading and unloading.

To deliver the new experimental scheme, the area of carriageway used by permitted vehicles is being narrowed, creating more space for pedestrians and cyclists to use. Existing disabled parking bays and loading bays will remain and, where impacted, will be replaced.

This means there is no reduction in the number of parking spaces for blue badge holders or in the number of loading bays in the city centre.

Boscawen Street has a key role to play in the wider public transport network. It is essential for people using public transport to be able to access the city centre so buses will also be able to access the street during the experimental scheme.

New benches and planters are being installed at key places throughout the street to help create a vibrant and attractive space in the city centre

How you can get involved

We want to hear YOUR views on both the first phase and the wider vision for Truro, so please give us your views and feedback using the comments section on this site. You can also send us your questions.

You can also email the scheme at Healthystreets@truro.gov.uk

The first phase will be introduced using an 'Experimental Traffic Regulation Order' funded by Cornwall Council. This gives us the chance to see if and how it is working before making a decision on whether the measure should be made permanent. During the experimental scheme period you will have opportunities to provide further feedback.

A series of consultation days will be held in the city centre throughout the scheme to enable people to ask questions and give their views. Details of dates and times of the events will be confirmed as soon as possible.


Exciting plans are underway to transform Truro’s Boscawen Street.

Truro’s Healthy Streets group, led by Truro City Council, Truro BID and Cornwall Council, want to work with local residents and businesses to develop an ambitious new vision for Truro which will ensure that the city centre is accessible to all parts of the community and make the city a thriving place for the future.

Monday, 19 July will see the introduction of the first phase which is designed to reduce traffic and pollution levels in the city centre and create a better environment for all, allowing space for people to move around safely and comfortably.

The 12 month trial will help to regenerate the city centre at the same time as increasing opportunities for walking, cycling and bus use, and for staging community events. It is also part of the wider ambition to promote sustainable transport and tackle climate change.

What is being proposed?

The first phase involves trialling a 24 hour restriction on all through traffic entering Boscawen Street for a 12 month period. Access will be retained for emergency vehicles, buses, taxis, cycles and blue badge holders, and for loading and unloading.

To deliver the new experimental scheme, the area of carriageway used by permitted vehicles is being narrowed, creating more space for pedestrians and cyclists to use. Existing disabled parking bays and loading bays will remain and, where impacted, will be replaced.

This means there is no reduction in the number of parking spaces for blue badge holders or in the number of loading bays in the city centre.

Boscawen Street has a key role to play in the wider public transport network. It is essential for people using public transport to be able to access the city centre so buses will also be able to access the street during the experimental scheme.

New benches and planters are being installed at key places throughout the street to help create a vibrant and attractive space in the city centre

How you can get involved

We want to hear YOUR views on both the first phase and the wider vision for Truro, so please give us your views and feedback using the comments section on this site. You can also send us your questions.

You can also email the scheme at Healthystreets@truro.gov.uk

The first phase will be introduced using an 'Experimental Traffic Regulation Order' funded by Cornwall Council. This gives us the chance to see if and how it is working before making a decision on whether the measure should be made permanent. During the experimental scheme period you will have opportunities to provide further feedback.

A series of consultation days will be held in the city centre throughout the scheme to enable people to ask questions and give their views. Details of dates and times of the events will be confirmed as soon as possible.


  • Healthy Streets Truro Update 26 July

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    The Healthy Streets Truro scheme is one week old today. Check out our documents section for an update on how the first week has gone. You can also watch a short film with the Mayor of Truro Steven Webb and Truro BID Manager Alun Jones talking about the scheme.

  • Healthy Streets Truro scheme to come into operation on 19 July

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    Planning to come into Truro next week? Make sure you check out the new look Bocawen Street where the introduction of new traffic arrangements, colourful planters and additional seating on Monday, 19 July will see the city centre transformed into an attractive and vibrant space for all to enjoy.

    Check out out latest press release in our Documents section

  • Countdown to launch of first phase of Healthy Streets Truro experimental scheme

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    Take a look at our latest press release about the Healthy Streets Truro scheme in our Documents section. The first phase of the scheme is due to be introduced on 19 July .

  • Update on Healthy Streets Truro scheme

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    Work is continuing on developing the detailed proposals for the experimental scheme for Boscawen Street which is due to be introduced on 19 July.

    As previously explained this is the first stage of a longer term plan to create an ambitious new vision for Truro which will ensure that the city centre is accessible to all parts of the community and provide a safe, accessible and attractive space in the centre of Truro.

    This first phase will focus on reducing traffic and pollution levels in the city through the introduction of an experimental 24 hour restriction on through traffic entering Boscawen Street. Access will be retained for emergency vehicles, buses, taxis, cycles and blue badge holders, and for loading and unloading.

    You can view a short film about the project here

    The latest information about the proposed scheme, including answers to frequently asked questions, is available on the Let’s Talk Cornwall online platform https://letstalk.cornwall.gov.uk/healthy-streets-truro where people can also share their thoughts and ideas and ask questions.

    Information is also being published on the City Council and Truro BID websites

  • Transforming Truro’s Boscawen Street – exciting plans to develop ambitious new vision for city centre

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    Take a look at our press release about the Healthy Streets Truro scheme This provides information about the background and aims of the scheme as well as the next steps.