NEW signs showing who can do what in three key Hereford throughfares are due to go up soon.

Herefordshire Council is introducing new traffic regulation orders (TROs) that govern driving, cycling, waiting and loading or unloading in High Town, Commercial Street and Saint Peters Street.

Three new electronic “variable message” signs are to be installed so city centre users are fully aware which regulations are in place at different times of day.

Richard Ball, of Herefordshire Council said the signs will replace those showing the present pedestrian zone.

The orders, expected to come into effect on August 18, mean that:

● Every day between 10.30am and 4.30pm, all vehicles, including bicycles being pedalled, are prohibited from these streets. Exemptions apply only for emergency vehicles, postal vehicles, market trading vehicles and highway maintenance or street cleansing vehicles.

● Outside the hours of 10.30am to 4.30pm, cycles are allowed to be pedalled through these streets in any direction but motor vehicles are still prohibited. Access is, however, allowed for loading and unloading, vehicles moving furniture and vehicles collecting waste and recyclables.

● One-way traffic systems remain in force in St Peters Street and Commercial Street for all motor vehicles at all times except for emergency and street cleansing vehicles which can travel in any direction at any time.

● Cycles can also be ridden in any direction in these two streets on any day outside the hours of 10.30am and 4.30pm.