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Whitby by Mind Map: Whitby

1. New Public Spaces

1.1. Church Street - Pedestrianise

1.1.1. Length of Church Street to be Pedestrianised as it comes up from the swing bridge to Green Lane junction

1.1.2. Open green area with single low profile vehicle lane for access only.

1.2. Church Street Car Park - Cafe area

1.2.1. Church Street Car Park becomes the new location for a cafe area, integrated with the pedestrianised Church Street

1.3. Bandstand & Pier Road

1.3.1. Fish market is relocated to the current amusement arcades.

1.3.2. Significantly widen the Northern end of Pier Road by demolishing current fish market site

1.3.3. Create integrated feel with recently refurbished bandstand area

2. Study Centre/Museum Complex

2.1. Educational

2.1.1. Childrens interactive museum and adventure playground in the mould of Eureka in Halifax.

2.1.2. Geological study centre for school kids, students and professional research

2.1.3. Archaelogical study centre for school kids, students and professional research

2.2. Museum

2.2.1. Whaling history of Whitby - currently displayed cramped and unfocused in Whitby Museum

2.2.2. Captain Cook museum - retain his house as tribute but extend biographical element in new museum

2.3. To be sited on Endeavour Wharf for prime riverside views

3. Park and Ride Planning

3.1. Old Train Depot - New Bus Depot

3.1.1. Site building disused but still in good condition upon external visual examination.

3.1.2. Is at a lower level to road thus out of the direct sight line of Residents.

3.1.3. Create shallow ramp from Windsor Terrace

3.2. Main Points of access become places where bus stops.

3.2.1. South end of Church Street where pedestrianisation begins.

3.2.2. Whitby Abbey

3.2.3. Langbourne road - site of new museum complex and Office Space/Hotel

4. Commercial Space

4.1. 5 Star Hotel

4.1.1. Low profile 5 star business oriented hotel on Endeavour Wharf with own private parking

4.2. Office Space & Conference centre

4.2.1. Flexible Office space located between railway and Langbourne Road where car parking currently sits. With own private parking, possibly underground

4.2.2. Exisiting spaces - The Ropery & Coliseum, Fairly small and modest. Coliseum duty receptionist believes there is a need for more office space in Whitby

4.3. Tate Hill Marina

4.3.1. Capacity for extra spaces as a long waiting list exists for berths

4.3.2. Tate Hill pier may need extending - fairly exposed location

5. River Crossings

5.1. New Footbridges

5.1.1. Langborne Footbridge

5.1.1.1. Route to close loop in upper harbour and encourage more footfall on Church Street

5.1.1.2. Access and development of new footpath away from sea on east side to connect to Whitby-Scarborough Trailway

5.2. Existing Road Bridges

5.2.1. High Level Bridge

5.2.1.1. Rebuilt using modern techniques to provide longer lifespan and more pleasant aesthetics.

5.2.1.2. Suspension type construction allowing the exclusion of piers and a faster construction with less impact on the ecology of the river

5.2.1.3. Dual Carriageway layout to allow future road expansion and provide closeable lanes for when routine maintenance is required.

5.2.2. Swing Bridge

5.2.2.1. Bridge foundations will be grouted and strengthened.

5.2.2.2. Wooden protection around piers will be replaced with compact fence of piles driven down into the bedrock, a narrow walkway will be built on top for inspection.

5.2.2.3. Pedestrianisation of the bridge will reduce vibration significantly, greatly prolonging service life of the structure.

5.2.2.4. Deck and mechanics rebuilt with modern materials and modern structural analysis to give lower profile, lighter bridge with similar design and capability to take emergency vehicles in cases of emergencies