Our experience of getting into and around a town centre plays a big part in our willingness to use it.
Most people now approach Rhyl via the A55 and A525, entering the town centre from the south over the railway line, before heading through a series of signal controlled junctions.
The existing traffic system doesn't cope well with this as it was built to cater for a heavy east-west traffic flow at a time when the A548 Coast Road was the main access route into Rhyl.
The relatively complex one way system makes routes to parking and the seafront circuitous, with visitors often complaining about a lack of clear signage. To address this we want to:
- Identify better arrangements for prevailing traffic flows to access the town centre
- Consider opening up at least some of the High Street to northbound traffic
- Improve pedestrian and cyclist connectivity between the seafront and town centre
- Completely redesign the area of highway between the town centre and the seafront, simplifying the exiting layout, reallocating road space to pedestrian and cyclists.
- Improve directional signage and parking provision around the town centre following changes to traffic flows