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Bangor High Street Guide

Bangor High Street, Co. Down, BT20 5AY

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Introduction

  • This guide covers the main shopping area of Bangor High Street and Main Street.
  • The route runs between the junction/roundabout of Prospect Road and Clifton Road and High Street on the northern end and the junction of Dufferin Avenue, Abbey Street, Castle Park Road and Main Street on the southern end.
  • The route is approximately 0.9 miles (1448m) and takes approximately 8-10 minutes to walk.
  • The shopping area is on both sides of the road and there are several easy slopes uphill and downhill at various points throughout.
  • Pathway surfaces are a mixture concrete paving slabs, block paving and tarmac.
  • The pathways have some uneven sections, which include some raised manhole covers.
  • The road surfaces are tarmac, with dropped kerbs and tactile paving at most crossing points.
  • There are opportunities to sit and rest.

Getting Here

  • By Car
  • The A2 West Circular Road is approximately 1.1 miles away via the A21 Newtownards Road and A21 Abbey Street.
  • The route runs through the main shopping area of Bangor from the southwest to northeast through the town centre.
  • At the northeast end the route begins/ends where Hamilton Road, Prospect Road and Clifton Road meet.
  • At the southwest end the route begins/ends where Main Street, Abbey Street, Castle Park Avenue and Dufferin Avenue meet next to Bangor Railway/Bus Station.
  • Parking
  • On street Blue Badge and standard parking is available in Main Street, High Street and surrounding roads.
  • There are also several public car parks available just off High Street and Main Street.
  • By Bus
  • There are several bus stops available along High Street and Main Street.
  • The bus stops have direct services available to Bangor Circular, Donadaghee, Ballywater, Belfast and Newtownards.
  • For more information on Translink please click here
  • By Train
  • Bangor Train Station is located in Abbey Street, next to the southwestern end of the route where Main Street meets Abbey Street.
  • There is not step-free access to any of the platforms at this station.
  • There are direct train services available to Portadown, Newry, Lanyon Place and Belfast.
  • For more information on Translink please click here .

Parking

  • On Street Parking
  • There are Blue Badge and standard on street parking bays in High Street, Main Street and some surrounding side roads (photographs 1-13).
  • There is no charge for these parking bays.
  • Parking is limited to 60 minutes with no return within 1 hour for non-Blue Badge holders depending on the parking area.
  • Blue Badge holders may park in any of the bays but must follow the signed instructions on time limits.
  • Public Car Parks
  • There are several public pay and display car parks off High Street and Main Street (photograph 14).

Junction - Dufferin Avenue, Abbey Street, Castle Park Avenue and Main Street

  • There is are several crossing points at this junction to cross Dufferin Avenue, Abbey Street, Castle Park Avenue and Main Street.
  • All the crossings have dropped kerbs and tactile paving on both sides.
  • The surface of the roads is tarmac.
  • The surface of the pathways is paved.
  • Photographs 2 and 3 show the crossing at Main Street.
  • Photographs 6, 7 and 9 show the crossing at Castle Park Avenue
  • Photographs 14, 15, 16, 18 and 19 show the crossing at Abbey Street.
  • Photographs 23, 24, 25, 27 and 28 show the crossing Dufferin Avenue.

Dufferin Avenue and Hamilton Road via Main Street

  • Pathways on both sides of the road in this section are formed of tarmac and block paving.
  • The pathways on both sides are wide.
  • There are some uneven areas on the pathways throughout this section.
  • There are some obstructions along the pavement on both sides such as signs, cash points, railings, cycle racks, bus stops, bins and signboards.
  • There are some Blue Badge bays and standard parking bays along the road.
  • These standard parking bays are free for 60 minutes with no return within 1 hour.
  • There is a pedestrian crossing located outside of the Man Shack and ASDA to cross High Street.
  • This crossing has dropped kerbs and tactile paving on both sides.
  • The surface of the road is tarmac at this crossing.
  • Photographs 10 and 11 show the pedestrian crossing near ASDA and the O2 store.

Junction - Hamilton Road, Main Street and Castle Road

  • There are pedestrian crossings located on Hamilton Road, Castle Road and Main Street.
  • These crossings have dropped kerbs and tactile paving on both sides.
  • The surface of the roads is tarmac.
  • The surface of the pathways is paved.
  • There is an easy downhill slope at this junction leading from Hamilton Road into Main Street.
  • Photographs 3 and 5 show the pedestrian crossing at Main Street.
  • Photographs 9 and 10 show the pedestrian crossing at Hamilton Road and Castle Road.

Hamilton Road and Bridge Street via Main Street

  • The pathways on both sides of the road in this section are paved.
  • The pathways on both sides are wide, however they do narrow slightly as you pass some shops and signs.
  • There is an easy uphill slope running between Hamilton Road and Bridge Street on Main Street.
  • There are some uneven areas on the pathways throughout this section.
  • There are some obstructions along the pavement on both sides such as signs, cash points, bins and signboards.
  • There is a pedestrian crossing next to Caffè Nero and Eason.
  • Photographs 9 and 10 show this crossing.
  • This pedestrian crossing has dropped kerbs, tactile paving on both sides and shows the green and red man symbols.
  • The push button is 85cm high.
  • The surface of the road is tarmac at this crossing.

Junction - Queens Parade, Bridge Street and High Street

  • There is are several crossing points at this junction to cross Queens Parade, Bridge Street and the High Street.
  • All the crossings have dropped kerbs and tactile paving on both sides.
  • The surface of the roads is tarmac.
  • The surface of the pathways is paved.
  • Photographs 1, 2 and 3 show the crossing at High Street.
  • Photographs 11, 12, 13 and 14 show the crossing at Bridge Street.
  • Photograph 33 shows the crossing at Queens Parade.

Bridge Street and Prospect Road via High Street

  • The pathways on both sides of the road in this section are formed of tarmac and block paving.
  • The pathways on both sides are wide, however they do narrow slightly as you pass some shops and signs.
  • There is an easy uphill slope running between Bridge Street, along High Street towards Prospect Road.
  • There are some uneven areas on the pathways throughout this section.
  • There are some obstructions along the pavement on both sides such as signs, cash points, bins and signboards.
  • There is a pedestrian crossing on High Street, near Prospect Road and Clifton Road.
  • This pedestrian crossing has dropped kerbs, tactile paving on both sides and shows the green and red man symbol.
  • The push button is 85cm high.
  • The surface of the road is tarmac at this crossing.
  • Photographs 5, 6 and 7show the pedestrian crossing near Studio Café and Homme Gents Barber.

Junction - High Street and Bingham Street

  • There is a pedestrian crossing at the junction of High Street and Bingham Street.
  • This pedestrian crossing has dropped kerbs, tactile paving on both sides and shows the green and red man symbols.
  • The push button is 85cm high.
  • Photographs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 shows the pedestrian crossing at the junction of Bingham Street and High Street.

Junction - Prospect Road, Clifton Road via High Street

  • There is are several crossing points at this junction to cross Prospect Road, Clifton Road and High Street.
  • All the crossings have dropped kerbs and tactile paving on both sides.
  • The surface of the roads is tarmac.
  • The surface of the pathways is paved.
  • Photograph 1 shows the junction of High Street, Clifton Road and Prospect Road.
  • Photographs 2, 3 and 4 show the crossing where High Street joins Donaghadee Road.
  • Photographs 5, 6 and 8 show the crossing at Clifton Road.

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