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Guild Wheel riders and walkers asked for their views on crossings

Posted on - 12th February, 2018 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, Transport
Riders on the Guild Wheel Pic: Tony Worrall
Riders on the Guild Wheel Pic: Tony Worrall

Riders, runners and walkers who use the Guild Wheel route around Preston are being asked for their views on its crossings.

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The Guild Wheel Users Group – run partly by the family of the man who helped designed the wheel – has launched a survey.

Marie Ward, one of the daughters of the late Peter Ward – who was the co-architect of the popular cycle route – said they had seen hundreds of responses already.

She said: “We are really interested in people’s views of preferred safe road crossings.

“We are working with the Guild Wheel User Group, Lancashire County Council and Preston City Council to improve some of the junctions and crossings.

“The route is mainly off-road and traffic free, providing a scenic and safe cycling and walking route for all the family to use. One of the objectives of the Guild Wheel is to encourage people to keep healthy, cycle to school and work.”

Read more: Petition calling for section of Guild Wheel to be named after Ben Ashworth is successful

The survey asks whether people want to see more toucan crossings – but also bridges over junctions or subways under them.

The Guild Wheel is a 21-mile route around Preston, running along the River Ribble and then up around to Brockholes, Fulwood, Lea and then along the Docks.

Read more: Watch near miss for cyclist in Fishergate Hill

The survey can be completed online.

Do you use the Guild Wheel? What do you think of the route? Let us know your views in the comments below

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