New Shared Use Road Scheme Around Dunstable's Asda
(originally published by Alan Winter on February 18, 2012)
A new scheme for Dunstable will be implemented later this year. The roads affected are those immediately close to the Asda car park, and include College Drive, and Kingsway. A variety of road finishes are expected including:
"golden gravel finish",
"blue/grey" surface for a new bus lane,
"shot blasted golden aggregate" for new shared space,
landscaping by Dunstable Town Council Grove Garden Landscaping Team,
Resurfaced black asphalt,
a raised bus platform
new guided busway shelter
Cllr Nigel Young, a CBC councillor for Dunstable, said: “What we are trying to achieve is a new concept, but the outcome will be a better balanced street and one that respects, and is ‘shared’ by, all users. A well balanced street minimises visual clutter and obstacles. The Court Drive scheme will use various colours of durable materials to delineate the street and most importantly, will encourage a degree of negotiation between road users.”
Work is likely to start after Easter, and is due to be completed in the summer, with disruption kept to a minimum.
A public exhibition of the final designs will be held in late March 2012.