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Guild Wheel cyclists and walkers set to see safer Fulwood crossings

Posted on - 17th April, 2019 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Fulwood, Preston News, Sharoe Green, Transport
The Guild Wheel sees more than 100,000 journeys each year Pic: Tony Worrall
The Guild Wheel sees more than 100,000 journeys each year Pic: Tony Worrall

Cyclists on the Guild Wheel are set to see new crossings as the route makes its way through Fulwood.

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The 21-mile cycle route has crossings in Oliver’s Place and Pitman Way.

Lancashire County Council has announced it is investing £70,000 in creating new dual-use cycle and pedestrian crossings in both roads.

A statement from the county council said: “This is a preventative measure to improve safety as the area develops and more people are expected to use this already popular cycling and walking route.”

Read more: Photo competition launched for Preston Guild Wheel

It’s part of a £1million investment in new road and cycle schemes across Lancashire.

Two others in the Preston area include £80,000 for improvements to signs and road markings along Preston Road and Fleet Street Lane between Longridge and Ribchester.

For those in Freckleton there will be £32,000 spent to add 1.5m wide cycle lanes on the westbound approach and exit to the Freckleton roundabout in Preston New Road.

Director of growth, environment, transport and community services Stephen Young said: “We prioritise new schemes to improve safety where our records show there has been a pattern of collisions over recent years.

“These schemes also aim to make cycling a safer and easier option by maintaining and improving facilities on existing popular cycling routes, and making other routes safer and more attractive for cyclists to use.”

Read more: New Guild Wheel crossing put in place at Broughton

Do you cycle the Guild Wheel? What do you think of the crossings being improved in Fulwood? Let us know in the comments below

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