COUNCIL bosses have backtracked on new bus and cycle lanes in Hereford as they say it would not be right to continue with the scheme.

Herefordshire Council's roads chief said the local authority has been taking feedback from businesses and the general public on board.

The lanes, in Commercial Road, have now been removed having only been in place for around three weeks.

“We recently introduced a number of temporary travel measures to make it easier for people to walk and cycle safely around our towns and the city," councillor John Harrington said.

"As promised, we have listened to feedback and have decided to make some changes in response.

“Following feedback we’ve decided that it would not be right to continue with the bus and cycle lane scheme in Commercial Road, Hereford at this time."


It comes after the council's coronavirus active travel measures, put in place to make walking and cycling easier while ensuring social distancing can be adhered to, came under fire from businesses.

They criticised the council's closure of the Old Bridge to most vehicles, with the route only open to buses and taxi travelling north.


Coun Harrington, cabinet member for infrastructure and transport, previously unveiled changes to the scheme including parking bays being reintroduced in Broad Street.