‘Restrict access for HGVs and improve air quality’
AIR quality in Henley could be improved by introducing a restriction on heavy goods vehicles.
Vehicle weight restriction schemes have been introduced in other towns and reduced lorries using them as a cut-through by up to 80 per cent, the town council’s traffic advisory committee heard on Tuesday.
Justin Bowles, a member of environmental group Henley in Transition, said that lorries would still be able to make deliveries in Henley but not use the town as a rat-run.
He said: “It is not a question of redistributing traffic from one pretty village or market town to another. It is getting the HGVs back on to the ‘trunk road’.
“As you know, Henley has two A roads passing through its centre — the A4130 and the A4155.