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Call for new pedestrian crossing in Garstang Road

Posted on - 13th December, 2016 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Cadley, College, Fulwood, News, Politics, Roads, Transport
Crossing near Nooklands in Garstang Road Pic: Google

Crossing near Nooklands in Garstang Road Pic: Google

A campaign has begun to get a new pedestrian crossing on a major Preston road.

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Garstang Road currently has a small traffic island near the entrance to Nooklands, close to St Pius school in Fulwood.

A petition, signed by 38 people so far, has appeared on the Lancashire County Council website.

A statement says: “This crossing is heavily used by families, school children, college students and our older residents. At the moment it is not fit for purpose as it is too narrow to safely fit a parent and pram, as well any extra children on. There are lots of people who need to use it during rush hour traffic when drivers are more often than not speeding, jostling for an advanced position or trying to turn into the local school.

“There are crossings further up and down the road, but as it is one of the busiest roads in Preston, especially at peak times, we think it would not only benefit the local residents and serve a number of local schools by giving everyone an extra safe place to cross, but also help to manage the speed of the traffic as at times the road seems to double up as a dual carriageway because of the width of the road.”

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The petition can be found on the county council website and runs until Saturday 31 December.

What do you think about the petition? Do you use this section of the road? Let us know in the comments below

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