Plans to install new traffic restriction bollards in Hanley in order to prevent drivers from using restricted streets as a shortcut to the shops have been welcomed by the local business community, a recent news report in the local media has been able to reveal.
The shop owners complain about motorists regularly using Piccadilly, in Hanley, even though vehicles are only allowed there for loading and unloading purposes during the night-time.
Now police have suggested bollards are installed to help prevent pedestrians being put at risk along the city centre street.
Chief Inspector Neil Hulme commander of Stoke Central police said: "We are in discussion with colleagues from Stoke-on-Trent City Council in response to concerns about the night-time economy and public safety."
The city council has indicated it could be possible to fund and install bollards at these locations from its existing highway budget.
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