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