Traffic calming in Bourton
Villagers will be aware of the increasing rush-hour road traffic flow through the village, especially during term times. The Parish Council has been working on possible traffic calming schemes to reduce and slow down the traffic travelling through the village and has now agreed a two-stage approach to deal with this important issue.
First, a ‘build-out’ is scheduled to be built on the Bishopstone Road, close to the church, to restrict and slow down traffic. This has been funded through a generous donation from Pinewood School.
Second, a part-time one-way system will be put in place for all road traffic in the village. Traffic will only enter the village from the Avenue and Lower Bourton and exit along the Bishopstone Road. To minimise the inconvenience to some of the villagers affected, the one-way system will only operate during term times. It will be important therefore for everyone to keep informed of term dates, which will be displayed prominently on the village and school websites. The first date of operation will be the start of the Summer term.
The following map shows the term-time traffic flows: