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Lancashire County Council unveils plans for Penwortham to Preston Cycle Superhighway

Posted on - 5th July, 2021 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Penwortham, Politics, Preston News, Roads, South Ribble News, Transport
The works would link the cycle track with the section across Penwortham Bridge. Pic: Ribble Cycles TV

Lancashire County Council has developed its plans for the new Penwortham to Preston Cycle Superhighway.

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The council said the scheme aims to improve facilities for those travelling the mile between the Cop Lane junction and Preston Railway Station, building on the success of the new bypass at John Horrocks Way.

The bypass, funded by the Department for Transport’s Active Travel Fund, provides a convenient alternative for traffic, and there is now significantly reduced congestion in Penwortham along Liverpool Road.

Proposed works would link the cycle track, recently constructed as part of the Tesco development works on Liverpool Road, with the section already in place across Penwortham Bridge.

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County Councillor Charlie Edwards, a cabinet member for highways and transport, said: “As part of these improvement plans, we are proposing to introduce a one-way traffic system on Kingsway from 65m in a south-easterly direction to its junction with Liverpool Road.

“In addition to this, we propose to install parallel crossings for pedestrians and cyclists positioned on top of a road hump, over the junction of Kingsway. These measures will reduce traffic movements across the cycle lane and slow speeds at its junction with Liverpool Road.

“As well as providing safety improvements for pedestrians, cyclists and other vulnerable users, the new cycleway will encourage sustainable transport between Preston and Penwortham and improve local air quality.”

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The council has published orders for the proposed one-way system and parallel crossings.

Residents who wish to support or object to the proposal can find the address or email address on the orders, along with the reference number.

Local residents can complete a short survey about how they travel in Penwortham here – https://uclan.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0IZ9ONboBCpRcXA



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