Changes to a major roundabout in the city could make it safer for pedestrians and cyclists.Advertisement
The Adelphi roundabout, at the top of Friargate and a key link between the city and the University of Central Lancashire campus, is in line for a facelift.
A new zebra crossing on Friargate is also part of the £80,000 scheme, funded through a grant from the Department for Transport Cycle Safety Fund.
Six cyclists and two pedestrians have been injured on the roundabout in the past five years.
County Councillor John Fillis, cabinet member for highways and transport, said: “As a key link between the University of Central Lancashire and the city centre the Adelphi roundabout is a very busy junction with a history of injuries amongst cyclists and pedestrians.
“There’s great potential to get more people cycling in Preston, particularly students and staff at the university, but to achieve this we need to provide an environment where people who don’t cycle at the moment feel safe to make it part of their daily routine.
“The county council has steadily been improving cycling facilities in Preston for a number of years and this scheme will complement the work already underway nearby at Corporation Street and Ringway to provide better links between the train station and the university.”
Engineers are working on final designs for the scheme and the county council plan to complete the work before students return for the autumn term.
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