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Route Plan - Worcester Foregate Street Station to Crowngate Shopping Centre Chapel Walk

Foregate Street, Worcester, WR1 1DB

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Introduction

Route Overview

  • This route runs from Worcester Foregate Street Station, north of the pedestrianised city centre to Crowngate Shopping Centre - Chapel Walk on High Street.
  • The pedestrianised section covered by this guide runs along High Street from the junction with St Swithin's Street to Crowngate Shopping Centre - Chapel Walk.
  • Vehicular access to The Cross and St Swithin's Street is restricted to delivery vehicles and Blue Badge holders.
  • The total length of this route is approximately 0.39km (0.24 miles).
  • The average width of the pedestrianised section of this route is approximately 13m.
  • The average width of the non pedestrianised section of this route is approximately 2.5m.
  • This route is divided up into 4 sections in this guide:-
  • 1. Worcester Foregate Street Station to Sansome Street.
  • 2. Sansome Street to St Nicholas Street.
  • 3. The Cross to High Street.
  • 4. High Street to Crowngate Shopping Centre - Chapel Walk.
  • Foregate Street, The Cross and High Street 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 Broad Street, Mealcheapen Street, The Shambles, Pump Street, and Cathedral Square.
  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile paving at the crossing points along the route.
  • There are some pedestrian controlled street crossings.

Getting Here

  • Foregate Street is located at the north end of the city centre.
  • Foregate Street leads to the pedestrianised area of the city centre at The Cross and High Street.
  • The Cross and High Street are pedestrianised streets with other streets crossing over them, some of which are also pedestrianised.
  • There are bus stops in Foregate Street, Sansome Street and St Nicholas Street.
  • The nearest railway station is Worcester Foregate Street.
  • There is a taxi rank in Foregate Street, just north of the railway bridge.
  • There are additional taxi ranks along the route in The Cross and St Swithin's Street.

Parking

  • BLUE BADGE PARKING (2*)
  • There are Blue Badge bays on The Cross.
  • They are not marked into separate bays.
  • There is room for 2 vehicles in the bay outside Lloyds Bank.
  • There is room for up to 4 vehicles in the bay outside Skipton Building Society and NatWest Bank.
  • 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. Gala Bingo Car Park is on Taylor's Lane, off Foregate Street, north of Worcester Foregate Street Station.
  • 2. Crowngate Car Park on Moreton Place, off All Saint's Road and Deansway.

Access Guides Available For (Foregate Street)

Access Guides Available For (The Foregate)

Access Guides Available For (The Cross)

Access Guides Available For (High Street)

Section 1 - Worcester Foregate Street Station to Sansome Street

  • The length of this section is approximately 85m.
  • This section is not pedestrianised.
  • The pavement has a slight slope downwards towards the road along this section.
  • The paving is concrete tiles and is uneven.
  • There are directional signposts at both ends of this section of the route.
  • There are litter bins along this route.
  • The street furniture is painted black with gold banding.
  • This route follows the directions to the City Centre.

Crossing Sansome Street

  • There are traffic lights and pelican crossings at the junction of Foregate Street with Sansome Street.
  • There is 1 post to each side with push button control and visual indicators.
  • The height of the buttons is 107cm.
  • There is no audio alert and no rotating cones under each button unit indicating when it is safe to cross.
  • There is an illuminated WAIT symbol which becomes unlit when it is safe to cross.
  • At the edge of the pavements is a dropped kerb with tactile paving at the edge next to each button post.
  • Sansome Street has one way traffic crossing from west to east.

Section 2 - Sansome Street to St Nicholas Street

  • The length of this section is approximately 60m.
  • This section is level.
  • This section is not pedestrianised.
  • The paving is tarmac and is uneven.
  • There are street light posts along the right hand side of this section of the route at regular intervals.
  • Some of the shops and cafes along this section have advertising boards on the pavement outside.
  • There is no other street furniture along this section of the route.

Crossing St Nicholas Street

  • There are traffic lights and pelican crossings at the junction of Foregate Street with St Nicholas Street.
  • There is 1 post to each side with a push button control and visual indicators.
  • The height of the buttons is 106cm.
  • There is no audio alert and no rotating cones under each button unit indicating when it is safe to cross.
  • There is an illuminated WAIT symbol which becomes unlit when it is safe to cross.
  • At the edge of the pavements is a dropped kerb with tactile paving at the edge next to each button post.
  • St Nicholas Street is 2 lanes and has one-way traffic crossing from east to west.

Section 3 - St Nicholas Street to St Swithin's Street

  • The length of this section is approximately 81m.
  • This section is level.
  • This section is not pedestrianised.
  • The paving is block paving and is uneven.
  • There are street lights and traffic signs towards the road side of the pavement along this section of the route.
  • There are also signposts at each end of this section.
  • There are 2 covered bike stands at each end of this section. There is 1 bike stand on the east pavement at the north end of this section and 1 bike stand on the west pavement at the south end of this section.
  • The street furniture is painted black with gold banding.

Crossing St Swithin's Street

  • There is a designated crossing point at the junction of The Cross with St Swithin's Street.
  • There are no crossing controls.
  • At the edge of the pavements is a dropped kerb with tactile paving.
  • St Swithin's Street has one way traffic travelling from east to west.
  • Traffic is restricted to delivery vehicles, taxis, and Blue Badge holders and may be busy during peak times.

Section 4 - St Swithin's Street to Crowngate Shopping Centre - Chapel Walk

  • The length of this section is approximately 145m.
  • This section is pedestrianised from St Swithin's Street to Crowngate Shopping Centre - Chapel Walk.
  • This section is level.
  • The surface of the ground is block paving and tarmac and is even.
  • Cafes and restaurants in this section have outside seating out on the paved areas as part of a street cafe culture.
  • Between the paved and tarmac areas of this section are bollards at regular intervals.
  • The central area of the pedestrianised zone has trees, 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 can be found in Crowngate Shopping Centre - Friary Walk.
  • Many cafes and shops also have toilets but they may not be accessible.

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