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Shefford High Street Guide

High Street, Shefford, SG17 5DG

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Introduction

  • This Access Guide covers the main shopping area of Shefford High Street.
  • The guide runs between the junction of South Bridge Street, North Bridge Street and the High Street to the north and the junction of New Street and the High Street to the south.
  • The length of the route is 0.2 mile (322metres) and would take approximately 4-6minutes to walk.
  • Pathway surfaces are a mixture of concrete paving slabs, block paving and tarmac.
  • The pathways are uneven in places.

Getting Here

  • By Car
  • Shefford High Street is off the A507 and A600.
  • The High Street in runs from east to west.
  • The High Street joins with Northbridge Road and Soutbridge Road to the east and Ampthill Road to the west.
  • By Bus
  • There are two bus stops on the High Street. One going eastbound outside New Rays Chinese Takeaway and one going westbound outside St Francis of Assisi Church.
  • There are direct services available to Bedford, Biggleswade, Clifton, Hitchin and Flitwick.
  • By Train
  • The nearest mainline station is Arlesey, which is approximately 5.1 miles from Shefford High Street.
  • For information on the Arlesey Station AccessAble Access Guide please click here (opens in new tab).

Parking - High Street

  • On-Street Parking
  • There is Blue Badge parking available on High Sreet.
  • Standard on-street parking bays are available along High Street and surrounding roads, with a parking restriction of 2 hours with no return in 2 hours.
  • Parking is free.

Junction of South Bridge Street, North Bridge Street and High Street

  • There are several crossing points at this junction to cross South Bridge Street, North Bridge Street and the High Street.
  • All the crossings have dropped kerbs and tactile paving on both sides.
  • The surface of the pathways are concrete tiles
  • There is an easy slope leading away from the kerb.
  • Photographs 1 - 6 show the crossing at South Bridge Street.
  • Photographs 7 - 11 show the crossing at North Bridge Street
  • Photographs 12 - 16 show the crossing at High Street.
  • Photographs 17 and 18 show the slope leading away from the kerb.

South Bridge to Old Bridge Way via High Street

  • The pathways on both sides of the road in this section are formed of concrete tiles and block paving.
  • Along the High Street on both sides there are access points to the rear of the businesses.
  • There are some uneven areas on the pathways throughout this section.
  • The pathways on both sides are wide but do narrow slightly as you pass some shops and signs.
  • There are some obstructions along the pavement on both sides such as signs, cash points, railings, bus stops, bins and signboards.
  • There is a pedestrian crossing next to the Domino's and Andy's Angling Centre.
  • This pedestrian crossing has dropped kerbs and tactile paving on both sides.
  • Photographs 1 - 10 show the pathway from the junction of the High Street to Old Bridge Way.
  • Photographs 11 - 15 show the pedestrian crossing at Andy's Angling Centre and Domino's.
  • Photographs 16 - 23 show the access to various venues along the High Street.
  • Photographs 24 - 29 show the pedestrian crossing at the High Street to Old Bridge Way (Co-Op).

Old Bridge Way to New Street via High Street

  • The pathways on both sides of the road in this section are formed of tarmac, concrete tiles and block paving.
  • There are some uneven areas on the pathways throughout this section.
  • The pathways on both sides are wide but do narrow slightly as you pass some shops and signs.
  • There are some obstructions along the pavement on both sides such as signs, bins and signboards.
  • In Old Station Way there is a pedestrian crossing, has dropped kerbs and tactile paving on both sides.
  • Photographs 1 - 6 show from the junction of Old Bridge Way.
  • Photographs 7 - 12 show the roundabout at Old Station Way and the crossing.
  • Photographs 13 - 24 show from Old Station Way to New Street.

Junction- New Street and High Street

  • The pathways on both sides of the road in this section are formed of tarmac, concrete tiles and block paving.
  • There are some uneven areas on the pathways throughout this section.
  • The pathways on both sides are wide but do narrow slightly as you pass some shops and signs.
  • There are some obstructions along the pavement on both sides such as signs, bins and signboards.
  • In Old Station Way there is a pedestrian crossing, has dropped kerbs and tactile paving on both sides.
  • The surface of the road is tarmac at this crossing.
  • Photographs 2, 3, 4 and 6 show the crossing over New Street with dropped kerbs.
  • Photographs 8 and 9 show the crossing over the High Street with dropped kerbs.

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