PEOPLE will be able to have their say on the shared space scheme at Kimbrose Triangle.
Gloucestershire County Council has announced that it will launch a public consultation on the issue.
It comes as a Citizen campaign to install a pedestrian crossing at the bottom of Southgate Street has gained the support of hundreds of people in Gloucester.
Jason Humm, area highways manager at Gloucestershire County Council, said: ‘I think it’s important to say that since the introduction of the shared space we’ve been monitoring the scheme and there have been no accidents.
“Feedback about the current Kimbrose Triangle layout has been both positive and negative.
“We understand that there are strong views on both sides, some wanting to keep it how it is, while others asking for it to be easier and safer to cross.
“For some time we’ve been considering the options available to us, such as including a zebra crossing, and we will be going out to consultation shortly to get peoples views.”
The shared space zone has been met with disapproval, with many describing it as a bad idea and an accident waiting to happen.
The Citizen launched a petition calling for a pedestrian crossing last month, which has attracted more than 500 signatures.
Linda Capener said: “I use this space in car and on foot and every time I say to myself how ridiculous this is. It is bad enough for those who know the roads but as for visitors , enough said.”
Rodger Lyon added: “I use this crossing daily and cars just don't respect it.
“The signage is totally inadequate.”
Fred Glastonbury said: “This is a main road and had perfectly good pedestrian lights before the alterations which worked well.
“Now the area is a lot wider and more difficult to cross when drivers are faced with the ditherers who rightly are being cautious to those who just march across come what may.”
The campaign has also gained the support of Gloucester MP Richard Graham and taxi drivers, who have called the zone confusing and ridiculous.
Gloucestershire County Council has said that since the shared space area was developed in 2011 and the 20mph speed limit was introduced no accidents have occurred.
However, although there have been no accidents, there have been numerous anecdotal reports of near-misses and people being clipped by vehicles.
To sign the petition visit change.org and search for ‘shared space’.