The current road layout in St Dunstan's
Traffic going through the Westgate Towers
Which traffic layout option do you want to see in Canterbury?
“Clearly it’s being influenced by Stagecoach.”
Outspoken critic of the trial layout Lynette Coleman added: “It’s outrageous that the city and county council is persisting in trying to bring it back when 4,000 people voted against it.
“We had to fight to get the minutes of these secret meetings made public, which is scandalous.”
The steering group has discounted putting five other options out to consultation, which include moving or altering the Westgate Towers, introducing hopper buses and building a new road through a graveyard behind the Guildhall.
A 12-week consultation is set to begin on September 16, with two public exhibitions planned at the Beaney library in October and November.
Steering group chairman Cllr David Brazier – the cabinet member for transport and environment –said: "The steering group collectively felt that the selected options were the most practical, viable and best-met the needs and wants of the Canterbury community.
“The options also attempt to address local concern about congestion along Station Road West and London Road by keeping North Lane open.
“The consultation will begin on September 16, when the community can have their say on their preferred option.”