A community in decline, divided by decades of anti-social traffic engineering, is reunited and revitalised by streetscape redesign.
Due in for new roads and traffic signals, the transient town of Poynton completely transformed itself into a must-stop destination by removing the traffic lights. Martin Cassini reports on the successful effects of the Cheshire, England town’s new street designs.
Fountain Place, Poynton settles into operation
13th September 2012
The radical transformation of the centre of Poynton, Cheshire is now 6 months old, and is beginning to demonstrate the potential for low-speed, free-flow traffic movement and place-making. Pedestrian footfall levels appear to be rising in the town centre and local high street, Park Lane. The scheme was completed in spring 2012, and follows four years of determined work by Poynton Town Council and Cheshire East Council.
More details in the Projects pages.