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Stotfold High Street Guide

High Street, Stotfold, SG5 4LY

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Introduction

  • Stotfold High Street is in the town centre of Stotfold.
  • The A1 London Road is approximately 1.1 miles away.
  • This Access Guide covers the main shopping area of Stotfold High Street.
  • The Access Guide runs between the junction of Regent Street, Hitchin Road, Arlesey Road and the High Street on the Western end and the junction of Queens Street on the Eastern end.
  • The route is approximately 0.5 miles (732 metres) and takes approximately 10 to 13 minutes to walk.
  • The shopping area is on both sides of the road and there are several easy slopes uphill and downhill at varying points throughout.
  • The 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 surface is tarmac, with dropped kerbs and tactile paving at most crossing points.
  • There are opportunities to sit and rest.

Getting Here

  • By Car
  • The A1 London Road is approximately 1.1 miles away via the A507 and Baldock Road.
  • The High Street in Stotfold runs West to East through the town centre.
  • At the West end it becomes Hitchin Road, Arlesey Road, Regent Street and the High Street.
  • At the East end it continues as the High Street until you pass the Queen Street junction.
  • Parking
  • There is on-street Blue Badge parking and standard parking available on the High Street and surrounding roads.
  • There is also a public car park available just off the High Street opposite Paul Alder Optometrist.
  • By Bus
  • There are several bus stops along the High Street. The buses have direct services available to St.Neots, Henlow, Shefford, Letchworth and Arlesey.
  • By Train
  • The nearest train station to Stotfold is Arlesey Station, which is approximately 1.6 miles away.

Parking

  • On-Street Parking
  • There are Blue Badge and standard on-street parking bays on the High Street and some surrounding side roads.
  • There is no charge for these parking bays.
  • Blue Badge holders may park in any of the bays but must follow the signed instructions on time limits.
  • Public Car Park
  • There is a public car park just off the High Street and is free for all to use.
  • This car park is The Shoppers Car Park.
  • This car park is opposite Paul Alders Optometrist.
  • The max stay here is 2 hours and overnight parking is not allowed.

4-Way junction - Hitchin Road, Arlesey Road, Regent Street and High Street

  • There are several crossing points at this junction to cross Hitchin Road, Arlesey Road, Regent Street 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 tarmac.
  • The crossing on Hitchin Road is on a steep slope.
  • Photographs 2 and 3 show the crossing and slope at Hitchin Road.
  • Photographs 4 and 5 show the crossing at Arlesey Road.
  • Photograph 6 show the crossing at Regent Street.
  • Photographs 7 and 8 show the crossing at the High Street.

Regent Street to Barndell Close

  • The pathways on both sides of the road in this section are formed of tarmac.
  • The pathways on both sides are wide.
  • There is a post in front of the Stotfold Liberal Club that reduces the width of the path.
  • There is also a bus stop in front of the Stotfold Liberal Club.
  • There are some uneven areas on the pathways throughout this section.
  • There is a standard parking bay in front of Stotfold Methodist Church.
  • There is standard on-street parking along most of this road.
  • Photograph 1 shows the parking bay in front of the Methodist Church.
  • Photograph 4 shows the obstruction in front of the Stotfold Liberal Club.
  • Photograph 5 and 6 shows the bus stop in front of the Stotfold Liberal Club.

Junction – Barndell Close

  • There is a crossing point over Barndell Close on the left side of the High Street.
  • This is not a very busy crossing.
  • This crossing has dropped kerbs and no tactile paving.
  • The surface of the roads is tarmac and is quite uneven.
  • The surface of the pathway is tarmac on either side of the crossing is tarmac.

Barndell Close to The Avenue

  • The pathways on both sides of the road in this section are formed of tarmac.
  • The pathways on both sides are wide.
  • There is also a bus stop in front of Paul Alder Optometrist.
  • On the left side of the High Street is the car park entrance for the Stotfold Dental Clinic.
  • This is a very quiet entrance and the path slightly slopes for it.
  • On the right side of the High Street is the entrance for the Shoppers Car Park.
  • This is quite a busy entrance and the path slightly slopes for it.
  • There is also standard and accessible toilet available in the Shoppers Car Park.
  • Photograph 2 shows the bus stop in front of Paul Alder Optometrist.
  • Photograph 3 shows the entrance to Stotfold Dental Clinic.
  • Photograph 5 shows the entrance to the Shoppers Car Park.
  • Photograph 6 shows the toilet block in the Shoppers Car Park.

Crossings – High Street

  • There are 2 direct crossing points over the High Street.
  • Each crossing is either before or after The Avenue junction.
  • The crossing before The Avenue is directly opposite The Shoppers Car Park and allow for level access to The Shoppers Car Park.
  • The crossing after The Avenue junction is a zebra crossing, whereas the crossing before The Avenue junction is not.
  • Both these crossings have dropped kerbs and tactile paving on both sides.
  • The surface of the roads is tarmac
  • The surface of the pathways is tarmac.
  • Photograph 1 shows the crossing over the High Street that’s before The Avenue junction.
  • Photograph 2 and 3 shows the zebra crossing over the High Street that’s after The Avenue junction.

Junction – The Avenue and Brooke Street

  • There is a crossing point over The Avenue and a crossing point over Brooke Street.
  • Brooke Street is a one-way road from the right.
  • There is a bench seating and bollards along one side of the Brooke Street crossing.
  • Both these crossings have dropped kerbs and tactile paving on both sides.
  • The surface of the roads is tarmac.
  • The surface of the pathways is a mixture of tarmac.
  • Photographs 1 and 2 shows the crossing over The Avenue.
  • Photographs 3 and 4 show the crossing over Brooke Street.

The Avenue to Grange Drive

  • The pathways on both sides of the road in this section are formed of tarmac, but the path on the left becomes paving slabs and then back to tarmac.
  • The pathway on the left side becomes paving slabs as it goes around the standard parking bays that are located in front of The Haven.
  • Towards the end of the paving slabbed section there is a pole that narrows the path.
  • And at the end of the paving slabbed section, there is a slight ramp as it goes from the paving slab path back onto tarmac path.
  • The tarmac path after the slight slope is in front of the Satchells Estate Agent and Regency Flowers parking area and it very slightly slopes to the right.
  • There is then India Lodge car park entrance on the left side of the High Street.
  • This is a very quiet entrance and the path slightly slopes for it.
  • Photograph 3 shows seating bench that’s available.
  • Photographs 5-8 shows the paving slabbed section of the path.
  • Photograph 9 shows the slight slope from the paving slabbed path to the tarmac path.
  • Photograph 12 shows entrance to the India Lodge car park entrance.

Junction – Grange Drive

  • There is a crossing point over Grange Drive.
  • This crossing has a dropped kerb and tactile paving on both sides.
  • The surface of the roads is tarmac.
  • The surface of the pathways is tarmac.
  • There is a drainage cover in the centre of the tactile paving.
  • Photograph 1 and 2 shows the drainage cover in the tactile paving.

Crossings - High Street

  • This direct crossing point over the High Street is located immediately beyond the India Lodge.
  • This crossing is a zebra crossing.
  • This crossing has a dropped kerb and tactile paving on both sides.
  • The surface of the roads is tarmac
  • The surface of the pathways is tarmac.

Grange Drive to Market Square Junction

  • On the left side of the High Street is the main shopping area.
  • The pathways on both sides of the road in this section are formed of tarmac.
  • The pathways on the left of the High Street becomes very narrow, with bollards on either side.
  • The pathway on the right of the High Street is much wider but does have bollards on the left.
  • There are also many standard parking bays and 2 Blue Badge bays on the far right of the bays.
  • Photograph 4-6 shows the narrow path on the left side of the High Street.
  • Photograph 7 shows the standard parking bays.
  • Photograph 8 shows the 2 Blue Badge bays.

Junction – Market Square

  • There is a crossing point at the end of the Market Square.
  • This crossing has a dropped kerb and tactile paving on both sides.
  • There are bollards on either side of the tactile paving on one side.
  • The surface of the roads is tarmac.
  • The surface of the pathways is tarmac.
  • There is a bus stop directly opposite this junction.
  • Photograph 3 shows the bus stop.

Market Square Junction to Church Road

  • The pathways on both sides of the road in this section are formed of tarmac.
  • The pathways on both sides are wide.
  • Throughout this section there are driveways for houses.
  • These cause the pathways to slightly slope.
  • There are some uneven areas on the pathways throughout this section.
  • On the right side of the High Street there is the entrance to Techniques.
  • There is standard on street parking along most of this road.
  • Photograph 6 shows an example of a driveway and how the pathways slopes.
  • Photograph 7 shows the entrance to Techniques.

Junction – Church Road

  • There is a crossing point over Church Road on the left side of the High Street.
  • This is not a very busy junction.
  • This crossing has dropped kerbs and tactile paving.
  • The crossing is on a slight slope from left to right.
  • The surface of the roads is tarmac
  • The surface of the pathway is tarmac.

Church Road to Queen Street

  • The pathways on both sides of the road in this section are formed of tarmac.
  • The pathways on both sides are wide.
  • There are some uneven areas on the pathways throughout this section.
  • There is standard on-street parking along most of this road.
  • On the right side of the High Street there is the entrance to Bews Electrical Car Park.
  • Throughout this section there are driveways for houses.
  • These cause the pathways to slightly slope.
  • Photograph 2 shows the entrance to Bew Electrical Car Park
  • Photograph 7 shows an example of a driveway.

Junction - Queen Street

  • There is a crossing point over Queen Street on the left side of the High Street.
  • This is a busy junction.
  • This crossing has dropped kerbs and no tactile paving.
  • There is a slight slope leading up to the kerb and there is a steep slope on the other side of the crossing.
  • The path on the opposite side of the crossing is also very narrow.
  • The surface of the roads is tarmac and on a slope from right to left.
  • The surface of the pathway is tarmac.
  • Photograph 1 shows the slope leading up to the kerb.
  • Photograph 4 shows the steep and narrow path on the opposite side of the crossing.

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