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Guild Wheel user group to meet with Lancashire County Council

Posted on - 25th July, 2016 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Fulwood, Politics, Preston News, Transport
Peter Ward, one of the founding members of the Guild Wheel, presents the petition and right, a cyclist out on the Wheel Pic: Johannes Christian von Voges/ Paul Melling

Peter Ward, one of the founding members of the Guild Wheel, presents the petition and right, a cyclist out on the Wheel Pic: Johannes Christian von Voges/ Paul Melling

Cycling groups are to meet with senior highways officers from Lancashire County Council to discuss the future of the Guild Wheel.

The 21-mile cycling route around the city is due to see some changes to its Northern sections as housing developments and road are built around Broughton, Fulwood and Cottam.

Peter Ward, one of the men who designed the route, has been lobbying the council for further consultation on changes in the area.

A motion from county councillor Gina Dowing called for a meeting between the councils and the cyclist group.

Read more: Dismay at county council’s plans for Guild Wheel

At a meeting in May the motion, with a resolution from the Labour group, called for Preston Cycle Liaison Group Users Group to ‘consider options for costings and related benefits’.

Mr Ward said: “We are pleased to inform you that, as a result of the excellent resolution, passed by LCC a few weeks ago, we have been contacted by the Leader of Lancashire County Council. She has asked one of her senior officers to quickly arrange meetings and with us to discuss the resolutions‚Äô detailed instructions to officers.

“With your continued support we will do our utmost to get the best outcome possible for the Guild Wheel & the new planned by-passes to protect vulnerable road users . We will keep your group informed of developments. Thank you.”

Read more: What is the Guild Wheel route?

It follows a statement in early May when Mr Ward’s wife Nora launched a stinging attack on the county council.

She said the city¬†council’s vow to protect the Guild Wheel route was hollow.

Last Monday part of the Wheel was closed after machinery toppled over from construction workers moving it to a housing site nearby.

What do you think about the Guild Wheel? Do you use it? Let us know in the comments below

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