Bollards in Newport city centre are to be raised to protect pedestrians

product-bollardposts Bollards in Newport city centre are to be raised to protect pedestriansOfficers at Newport council are reviewing a scheme to rise bollards in Bridge Street, in Newport city centre, on Friday and Saturday nights in a bid to protect pedestrians, a news report in the local media has recently revealed.

Vehicle access to the city centre is limited during the day except for access to premises, with the automatic bollards being raised from 11am to 5pm.

Nevertheless, outside these hours, the area’s traffic management orders are not enforced and there’s currently increasing concern about anti-social behaviour and traffic in the Cambrian Road area of the city centre.

To tackle these concerns, the authority says it is to raise the bollards in Bridge Street on Friday and Saturday, from 9pm to 5am, with only legitimate access being allowed during this period via intercom requests.

The bollards are constantly monitored by CCTV surveillance officers and, in the event of an emergency, can be lowered.

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