Street guides

Grey Street

Covid-19 means the council has had to make some changes in the city centre. 

When businesses re-opened, we needed to make sure there was enough space for social distancing to help everyone to stay safe.

On Grey Street we created new pavement café spaces for bars and restaurants to reduce the risk to customers and the public passing by.

The new road layout means the space for walking has changed so there is enough room for people to pass each other safely.

To do this we removed parking spaces on both sides of the road and turned the space into footpaths.

The traffic is one way now so vehicles can only drive down the street away from Grey’s Monument.

There’s also a new cycle lane heading up the street towards Grey’s Monument.

The information is split into two main sections depending on whether you are travelling away from Grey’s Monument or towards it.

Please make sure you listen to all of the relevant section to make sure you do not miss any important information.

Travelling down Grey Street away from Grey's Monument

Travelling up Grey Street towards Grey's Monument

Travelling down Grey Street away from Grey's Monument

The layout of Grey Street has changed from the junction with Market Street at the top to the junction with Mosley Street at the bottom. 

If you are at the junction with Market Street facing away from Grey’s Monument a new cycle lane has been installed between Market Street and Shakespeare Street. 

The cycle lane is located on the right side of the street next to the pavement. 

It is opposite the Theatre Royal.

The cycle lane continues down Grey Street to the junction with Mosley Street. 

This is the only change in this section of the street. 

There is an informal crossing, marked with tactile paving, outside the Theatre Royal.

Please be aware there is a pavement café outside of Harry’s Bar on the right side of the road.

From the junction with Shakespeare Street to the junction with Mosley Street the road layout has changed.

This means the space for walking has changed.

The street has been divided into seven areas.

These areas run the length of the street from Shakespeare Street to the junction with Mosley Street.

The following information explains the layout of the street if you are facing away from Grey's Monument. 

Starting on your left you will find:  

Area 1  is on the far left.  This was previously the pavement.

This area has been changed to create space for pavement cafes outside bars and restaurants.

The pavement cafes are not all the same size, but some do take up all of the former pavement.

Area 2 is next to the café area.   This is the new walkway.   

It is located where the parking spaces used to be.  

The edge of the walkway is marked by a kerb on the left and a row of bollards on the right.

The walkway is 2 metres wide.  This is about the width of a car parked parallel to the pavement.

The bollards are 2 metres apart. 

There is a raised section of walkway near the bottom of the street.

The post for the bus stop is in this area.

Buses stop at the edge of the walkway.

Area 3 is on the other side of the bollards.

This is a row of parking spaces where cars can park parallel to the walkway.

The parking spaces end before the raised section of walkway to allow buses to stop.

Area 4 is in the middle of the street.  This is the carriageway. 

Vehicles can travel down the street from Market Street towards Mosley Street.

Traffic can only travel one way.

Area 5 is a new one-way cycle lane. 

Cyclists can only ride up the street from Mosely Street to Market Street in the cycle lane.

The cycle lane is 2 metres wide.

It is separated from the carriageway by bollards.  The bollards are 2 metres apart. 

Area 6 is the new walkway.  It is located in the area where cars used to park. 

The walkway is 2 metres wide.  This is about the width of a car parked parallel to the pavement.

There is a white line separating the walkway from the cycle lane.  There is no physical or tactile barrier in place. 

There is a raised areas of walkway near the bottom of the street.  

There is post for a bus stop in this area.  This bus stop is not currently in use.

Area 7 is on the far right.  This used to be the pavement. 

This area has been changed to create space for pavement cafes.  It is separated from the new walkway by the kerb.   

The pavement cafes are not all the same size, but some take up all the former pavement. 

At the bottom of the road, near the junction with Mosely Street. there is a pelican crossing.

If you are walking down the street on the left, you should walk in the area with the pavement cafes and kerb on your left and bollards on your right. 

If you are walking down the street on the right,  you should walk in the area with the pavement cafes and kerb on your right and the cycle lane on your left.  

Please be aware there is not a kerb or bollards between the cycle lane and walkway. 

Crossing Grey Street

Use this information to cross the road if you are on the right side of the street facing away from Grey's Monument. 

There is an informal crossing, marked with tactile paving, outside the Theatre Royal

There is a pelican crossing at the bottom of the street near the junction with Mosely Street.

You will cross the cycle lane first.  Remember cyclists will be riding up the street towards the monument.

Next you will need to cross the carriageway.  Vehicles, including cycles, will be travelling down the street away from the monument. 

There are bollards between the cycle lane and the carriageway.

After the carriageway you will come to the parking area.

The walkway is immediately after the parking area and before the pavement café area.

There are bollards between the parking area and the walkway. 

There is a kerb between the walkway and the café area.

Use this information to cross the road if you are on the left side of the road facing away from Grey's Monument.

There is an informal crossing, marked with tactile paving, outside the Theatre Royal

There is a pelican crossing at the bottom of the street near the junction with Mosely Street.

You will cross the parking area first.  There are bollards between the walkway and parking area.  

Next you will need to cross the carriage way.  Remember vehicles, including cycles, will be travelling down the street away from the monument.  

Next you will need to cross the cycle lane.  Cyclists will be riding up the street towards the monument.  

There are bollards between the carriageway and the cycle lane.

The walkway is immediately after the cycle lane and before the pavement café area.

There is a kerb between the walkway and the pavement café area. 

Please be aware there are no bollards or kerb between the cycle lane and the walkway.

Travelling up Grey Street towards Grey's Monument

The layout of Grey Street has changed from the junction with Mosley Street at bottom to the junction with Market Street at the top. 

At the bottom of the road, near the junction with Mosely Street. there is a pelican crossing.

From the junction with Mosley Street to the junction with Shakespeare Street the road layout has changed.

This means the space for walking has changed.

The street has been divided into seven areas. These areas run the length of the street from Mosley Street to the junction with Shakespeare Street. 

The following information explains the layout from the bottom of the street facing towards Grey's Monument.

Starting on your right you will find:

Area 1 is on the far right.  This was previously the pavement.

The area has been changed to create space for pavement cafes outside bars and restaurants.

The pavement cafes are not all the same size, but some do take up all of the former pavement.

Area 2 is next to the café area.   This is the new walkway

It is located where the parking spaces used to be. 

The edge of the walkway is marked by a kerb on the right side and a row of bollards on the left.

The walkway is 2 metres wide.  This is about the width of a car parked parallel to the pavement.

The bollards are 2 metres apart. 

Near the bottom of the street is a raised section of walkway.

The post for the bus stop is in this area. The buses stop at the edge of the walkway.

Area 3 is on the other side of the bollards.

This is a row of parking spaces where cars can park parallel to the walkway.

The parking spaces start after the raised section of walkway to allow buses to stop.

Area 4 is in the middle of the street.  This the carriageway.

Vehicles can travel down the street from Market Street to Mosley Street.

Traffic can only travel one way.

Area 5 is a new one-way cycle lane.

Cyclists can only ride up the street from Mosely Street to Market Street in the cycle lane.

The cycle lane is 2 metres wide. It is separated from the carriageway by bollards.  The bollards are 2 metres apart. 

Area 6 is the new walkway.

It is located where the parking spaces used to be.

The walkway is 2 metres wide.  This is about the width of a car parked parallel to the pavement.

There is a white line separating the walkway from the cycle lane.  There is no physical or tactile barrier in place. 

Near the bottom of this section is a raised are of walkway.

The post for a bus stop is in this area.  This bus stop is not currently in use is in this area.

Area 7 is on the far left.   This was previously the pavement.

This area has been changed to create space for pavement cafes.

It is separated from the new walkway by the kerb.

The pavement cafes are not all the same size, but some take up all the former pavement. 

 If you are walking up the street on the right, you should walk in the area with the pavement cafes and kerb on your right and bollards on your left. 

 If you are walking up the street on the left,  road you should walk in the area with the pavement cafes and kerb on your left and the cycle lane on your right.  

 Please be aware there is not a kerb or bollards between the cycle lane and walkway. 

The new layout ends when you reach the junction of Grey Street and Shakespeare Street. 

The cycle lane continues up from the junction with Shakespeare Street to the junction with Market Street. 

It is located on the left side of the road next to the pavement opposite the Theatre Royal.

This is the only change in this section of the street. 

There is an informal crossing, marked with tactile paving, outside the Theatre Royal.

Please be aware there is a pavement café outside of Harry’s Bar on the left side of the road.

Crossing Grey Street

Use this information to cross the road if you are on the left facing towards the monument.  

There is an informal crossing, marked with tactile paving, outside the Theatre Royal

There is a pelican crossing at the bottom of the street near the junction with Mosely Street.

You will cross the cycle lane first.  Remember cyclists will be riding up the street towards the monument.  

Next you will need to cross the carriageway.  Vehicles, including cycles, will be travelling down the street away from the monument. 

There are bollards between the cycle lane and the carriageway.

After the carriageway you will come to the parking area.

The walkway is immediately after the parking area and before the pavement café area.

There are bollards between the parking area and the walkway. 

There is a kerb between the walkway and the café area.

Use this information to cross the road if you are on the right facing towards the monument

There is an informal crossing, marked with tactile paving, outside the Theatre Royal

There is a pelican crossing at the bottom of the street near the junction with Mosely Street.

You will cross the parking area first.  There are bollards between the walkway and parking area.  

Next you will need to cross the carriage way.  Remember vehicles, including cycles, will be travelling down the street away from the monument.  

Next you will need to cross the cycle lane.  Cyclists will be riding up the street towards the monument.  

There are bollards between the carriageway and the cycle lane.

The walkway is immediately after the cycle lane and before the pavement café area.

There is a kerb between the walkway and the pavement café area. 

Please be aware there are no bollards or kerb between the cycle lane and the walkway.

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