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Route Plan - Pump Street to The Shambles

Pump Street, Worcester, WR1 2QE

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Introduction

Route Overview

  • This route runs from the junction of Pump Street and High Street, in the pedestrianised city centre to the junction of The Shambles and St Swithin's Street.
  • The route is pedestrianised throughout.
  • Vehicular access to Pump Street and The Shambles is restricted to delivery vehicles and Blue Badge holders.
  • The total length of this route is approximately 0.27km (0.17 miles).
  • The average width of the pedestrianised section of this route is approximately 9m.
  • This route is divided up into 2 sections in this guide:-
  • 1. High Street to The Shambles.
  • 2. Pump Street to St Swithin's Street.
  • Pump Street and The Shambles are part of the main shopping area of the city centre.
  • The pedestrianised parts of this route are closed to vehicles between 10:30 – 16.30 daily.
  • Also pedestrianised but not forming part of this guide are High Street, Broad Street, Mealcheapen Street, The Shambles, Pump Street and Cathedral Square.

Getting Here

  • Pump Street is located to the south end of the city centre.
  • Pump Street is within the pedestrianised area of the city centre and is off High Street.
  • Pump Street and The Shambles are pedestrianised streets joining other city centre streets, some of which are also pedestrianised.
  • There are bus stops in Cathedral Square and on City Walls Road (A38).
  • The nearest railway station is Worcester Foregate Street.
  • There are no taxi ranks along this route.

Parking

  • BLUE BADGE PARKING (2*)
  • There are Blue Badge bays on Charles Street, off the east end of Pump Street.
  • They are not marked into separate bays.
  • There is room for up to 6 vehicles in the bay.
  • The width of the bays is approximately 280cm.
  • PUBLIC PARKING (1*)
  • There are 2 public car parks with Blue Badge bays. Parking is not free for Blue Badge holders:-
  • 1. NCP Cathedral Square Car Park, is located off Cathedral Square and Friar Street.
  • 2. Cornmarket Car Park, located off Queen Street.

Access Guides Available For (Pump Street)

Access Guides Available For (The Shambles)

Access Guides Available For (Reindeer Court)

Section 1 - High Street to The Shambles

  • The length of this section is approximately 74m.
  • This section is pedestrianised throughout.
  • There is an easy downhill gradient throughout this section.
  • The surface of the ground is concrete tiles and block paving and is uneven in places.
  • Cafes in this section have outside seating out on the paved areas as part of a street cafe culture.
  • Between the concrete tiles and block paving of this section are bollards at regular intervals.
  • There are black refuse bins along this section.
  • Much of the street furniture is painted black with gold banding.
  • The Shambles is on the left after approximately 74m.
  • Pump Street continues ahead for approximately 28m to the junction with New Street, Friar Street, and Charles Street (this section is shown in photograph 6).

Section 2 - Pump Street to St Swithin's Street

  • The length of this section is approximately 200m.
  • This section is pedestrianised throughout.
  • There is a very slight gradient from the sides of the street to the central gutter along this section.
  • The paving is concrete tiles and block paving and is uneven in places.
  • This section has benches and black refuse bins.
  • Much of the street furniture is painted black with gold banding.
  • There is also a red public telephone box which also contains a cashpoint.

Toilet Facilities

  • Accessible and standard public toilets are not available along this route.
  • Many cafes and shops have toilets but they may not be accessible.

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