Stroud Brewery Bridge opened last week and town councillors held an extraordinary meeting to consider the completed system and its effects on the community.
They passed a resolution calling for Gloucestershire County Council to carry out further consultation to improve access and safety for pedestrians and cyclists.
In order to enhance the open space in front of the Canal Visitors’ Centre, Wallbridge would need to be pedestrian and cyclist access only, said Councillor Ben Spencer, a member of Stroud Against the Gyratory.
The town council called for this option to be put forward to the county council for consultation.
“Once the traffic has settled down we hope the county council will carry out a full consultation where the long-term potential of the links between the canal and the town centre can be explored,” said Councillor Spencer.
Members of the town council welcomed the growing recognition that there was a need to strike a balance between the needs of pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles.
“What we want to do is ensure that there is an opportunity to enhance the gateway of our community and provide additional green space which will benefit the residents,” said Mayor John Marjoram.