Connecting Leicester: City Centre Improvements – King Street

Closed 3 Jan 2013

Opened 3 Dec 2012

Results expected 4 Jan 2013

Feedback updated 29 Oct 2013

We asked

We asked for local businesses to respond to proposals outlining the pedestrianization of King Street.

You said

A very small number of businesses written to responded.

We did

The low response to direct invitation was deemed as acceptance of the proposals, and the proposed changes have been implemented. Subsequently, there has been a high level of activity and complaints due to the pedestrian area – mainly from local businesses.


This consultation is on the proposed changes to King Street

The objective is to link New Walk to Newarke Street, The Magazine and De Montfort University.  The route will continue from New Walk over King Street and towards Newarke Street

In order to do this - King street will be closed to motorised traffic using automated bollards at the junction of King Street/Marlborough Street.  A second set of automated exit bollards at the junction of King Street/Belvoir St/Wellington Street.  Fixed bollards (or other street furniture) will also need to be installed to prevent vehicles bypassing the automatic bollards.  The alignment of the kerb at both entry and exit points may be needed in order to assist with the operation.

The plan for this proposal is available for download below.

This proposal features as part of the City Mayor's Connecting Leicester project.

Why your views matter

We are seeking your views on the proposed changes outlined above.


  • Abbey
  • Aylestone
  • Beaumont Leys
  • Belgrave
  • Evington
  • Eyres Monsell
  • Rushey Mead
  • Saffron
  • Stoneygate


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  • All Voluntary and Community Organisations
  • Advocacy organisation
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  • FE colleges
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  • All Public and Private Organisations
  • Directors
  • Heads of service
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  • Professionals
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  • Public participation
  • City centre
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