Yesterday, the Montpelier Multi-Modal Interchange was announced. What is it?
By the simple act of dropping the no-entry bollard to the bike-crossing, it is now possible to get your Range Rover all the way up the path, so park LO08YXR at the far end
This brings you up the bike and scooter park area, so making easier for a Range-Rover+bike or RR+scooter multimodal transport option. Drive the Range-Rover to Montpelier, then get out there and cycle or walk into the city.
Because the bike path is closed at one end to cars, it is still only usable as a cross route to bikes and pedestrians. By moving the Range-Rover from the yellow lines on Picton Street to the new MMI parking zone, Picton Street is now more easily negotiated by lorries -there was a recycling truck and a scaffolding truck successfully managing to squeeze past each other. The cyclists get better visibility when entering Picton Street, and are also slowed down when entering Richmond road, so improving safety there. Overall then, a valuable contribution to the city's transport problems.