The Cheltenham Transport Plan is a key part of our vision for Cheltenham, which includes supporting the ongoing social and economic regeneration of the town, promoting good design, to put people before traffic, and to promote accessibility by improving pedestrian and cycling linkages.

Phase 4 - Boots Corner trial closure

The trial closure of Boots Corner is being extended until later in the year. Find out more about the trial.


You can make a general comment, enquiry or formal representation on Gloucestershire County Council's website.


Find out how the transport plan came about and how it contributes to our vision for Cheltenham

Frequently asked questions

Questions? Read through the FAQs

Myth buster

Taking the myths out of the Boots Corner trial restriction

Blue badge holders and people with limited mobility

Find out where town centre disabled parking bays are and other ways to get around, such as the Shopmobility service

Sustainable travel

Information about walking, cycling and public transport

What's happend in previous phases?

We found through consultation that people generally supported the idea of improvements to public spaces and the traffic changes needed to deliver them, but people were clearly nervous about how changes would work in practice. It was therefore important to deliver the changes in clear phases with time to monitor and adjust each phase.

We are delivering the Cheltenham Transport Plan with our partners at Gloucestershire County Council in four phases. Read about phases one to three below:

Phase one - Albion Street

The return of two way traffic at Albion Street, improvements to pedestrian crossings and freedom of movement for cyclists.

  • Reduced vehicle speeds on Albion Street
  • Better cycle connections to the town centre
  • Additional pedestrian crossings
  • Direct eastern access for buses to Pittville Street
  • Direct eastern access to Town Centre East car park
  • Direct eastern access into John Lewis car park

For techincal details and junction alterations for phase one, please visit Gloucestershire County Council's website.

Albion Street after Cheltenham Transport Plan plhase one implementation

Phase two - Imperial Square

Reintroduction of two way traffic to give better access to Regent Arcade and Rodney road car parks, changes in traffic signalling, removal of parking bays and relocation of disabled parking bays. Part of this phase (Bath Road safety scheme) was put on hold to ensure that the long-term solution takes into account any changes in the way traffic flows around the town following the assessment of all phases of the Cheltenham Transport Plan.

  • New pedestrian crossings
  • Improved cycle links
  • New paved footpaths
  • Direct southern access to Regent Arcade car park (avoiding the need to drive through Boots Corner)
  • Reduced traffic furniture on the Prom

For technical details and junction alterations for phase two, please visit Gloucestershire County Council's website.

Imperial Square after transport plan phase two implementation

Phase three - Royal Well

This phase was adjusted as further analysis indicated that that changes to Clarence Street and Clarence Parade were unlikely to be successful without the closure of Boots Corner. The focus of this phase was as a result limited to focus on the re-configuration of Royal well Road.

  • Additional pedestrian crossings
  • Reduced vehicle speeds on Royal Well

For techincal details and junction alterations for phase three, please visit Gloucestershire County Council's website.

Royal Well after transport plan phase three implementation