ELECTRIC bollards will be installed in Gloucester's Gate streets at a cost of £100,000.
The bollards will prevent vehicles from using the pedestrianised areas of Northgate, Eastgate, Southgate and Westgate streets between 10am and 4pm seven days a week.
The scheme is being jointly paid for by Gloucester City Council and Gloucestershire County Council.
City council leader Paul James said: "We don't always have the pedestrianised Gate streets that we aspire to."
City councillor Jennie Dallimore, cabinet member for communities and neighbourhoods, said: "People who work in the Gate streets comment on this often.
"I'm pleased that we are investing in this."
The city council is paying its 50 per cent share from a £2 million city centre improvement fund.