Multi-million pound plans to reclaim space at the Beach Boulevard for pedestrians and cyclists have been unveiled.

Road capacity on the strip could be reduced from four lanes to two as part of a much larger scheme to limit traffic along the seafront.

The Press and Journal reports that city planners have produced two designs hoped to address long held safety concerns for the Beach Boulevard/Commerce Street roundabout, which also leads down to the harbour.

Both priced at nearly £12.3million, the proposals could improve the roundabout with segregated bike lanes – or remove it altogether to make way for traffic lights.

Work could begin next summer and is expected to take two years.

Currently around two-thirds of the street’s 27.5m (90ft) width is dedicated to vehicles.

But new plans drawn up are an attempt to tip the scales in favour of pedestrians and cyclists.

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