Contact & Activities

Participating city

15.000 inhabitants

Local contact

Laura Russ
County Hall Colliton Park Dorchester
DT11XJ Dorchester
++44 01305 225085

Participation 2007

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
Pedestrianised main street in Dorchester on 22/9
Carrying out a Car-Free Day event by closing one or more streets to traffic, and opening it to pedestrians, cyclists and public transport. This should preferably happen on 22 September to mark your town or city as part of World Car-Free Day.
Zone opened to residents on Car-Free Day:
The southern third of South Street in the town centre will be closed to all traffic from 9am to 5pm on 22 September. A children's roundabout will be set up in this part of the street to demonstrate how much safer and pleasanter this part of the town's main shopping street would be if "pedestrianisation" were to be made permanent. The Dorchester Transport and Environment Plan includes "pedestrianisation" of Lower South Street but no date has been set for its implementation. We hope this exercise will serve to hasten permanent pedestrianisation.
Implementing one or more new permanent measure(s), which contribute(s) to modal transfer from private car to environmentally sound means of transport.
Permanent measures implemented this year:
  • Create or enlarge pedestrian streets
  • Other: The information on the model town pump will encourage people to walk.
  • Enlargement of pavements