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New Fishergate layout begins but Preston motorists ignore signs

Posted on - 31st October, 2016 - 10:49pm | Author - | Posted in - News, Preston City Centre, Roads, Transport
New signs showing how this section of Fishergate is not for cars from 11am. Picture at 12.43pm on Monday. Pic: Tony Worrall

New signs showing how this section of Fishergate is not for cars from 11am. Picture at 12.43pm on Monday. Pic: Tony Worrall

Driving through the centre of Preston has changed dramatically from Monday morning, but some Prestonian’s didn’t get the memo.

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Motorists were snapped happily driving straight past signs in Fishergate saying the main shopping street is only for buses, cyclists and taxis between 11am an 6pm.

Lancashire County Council’s big plan to ease congestion looks set to net them a hefty windfall.

Fines of £60 are being dished out by cameras situated at either end of the new bus lane stretch of Fishergate.

At the other end the no right turn from Butler Street is also now enforced by cameras.

Read more: Fishergate bollard is sent tumbling down a side street

The map below shows the new layout, brought in to see if the congestion carnage experienced last Christmas and during major shopping days can be solved.

This map, released by the county council, explains the new layout

This map, released by the county council, explains the new layout

The new Fishergate rules have been causing a stir, 80,000 people have seen Blog Preston’s post about the changes and a fierce debate in the comments has erupted about the new rules.

What do you think? Did you drive through town today? Let us know in the comments below

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