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Danger junction for cyclists in Leyland could be shut off

Posted on - 18th March, 2018 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Politics, Preston News, Roads, Transport
An overhead view of the junction which could be blocked off Pic: Google
An overhead view of the junction which could be blocked off Pic: Google

A danger junction for cyclists in Leyland is expected to see major changes in coming months.

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Lancashire County Council is proposing to remove access to Golden Hill lane in the centre of the town from Chapel Brow.

Drivers can currently turn right or left from Chapel Brow into Golden Hill Lane but this could soon be restricted.

It follows a number of cyclists being struck by vehicles at the turn near the Queens pub.

Under the proposals Chapel Brow would be made two-way and a turning head would be created at the mouth of the existing junction.

Read more: Cyclists in Cottam to get new improved route into Preston city centre

All parking facilities are retained and the county council says it has ‘no plans to pedestrianise the area’.

Eight cyclists have been injured at the junction of Chapel Brow and Golden Hill Lane between 2012 and 2017.

Cabinet member for highways and transport county councillor Keith Iddon said: “The number of accidents involving cyclists when vehicles turn right from Chapel Brow to Golden Hill Lane is a cause for concern.

“This proposal aims to make this area of the town safer for all who use it.

“There will be a full consultation into this scheme during which we will be keen to hear what local people and businesses think about this issue.

“No final decision will be made until we have taken into consideration their responses.”

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The proposals also include a Toucan crossing in Golden Hill Way.

Do you use this junction? What do you think of the proposal? Let us know in the comments below

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