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Parking restrictions on Walton Summit to keep bus passengers safe

Posted on - 26th June, 2024 - 8:00am | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, Roads, South Ribble News, Transport
One of the bus stop laybys to be removed and replaced with a bus stop clearway
One of the bus stop laybys to be removed and replaced with a bus stop clearway

A series of parking restrictions are to be introduced around an industrial area of South Ribble in order to ensure the safety of bus passengers.

Lancashire County Council highways bosses have decided to make the changes on roads in the vicinity of the Walton Summit Centre.

While some of the roads in question are already double yellow lined, parking of vehicles within bus stop laybys has proved a problem.

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County Hall is set to remove four existing bus stops and introduce twice that number of “bus stop clearway” areas – several of them almost in the same location as the stops that will be taken away.   Parking by other vehicles will be prohibited in all of the new bus-only zones, which include some areas where parking is not currently banned at the roadside.

A report outlining the reasons for the decision states that the proposals are required “to facilitate the safe passage of vehicles and pedestrians” and to ensure bus stops are compliant with the equality legislation “by preventing parking from obstructing kerbside boarding [and] alighting”.

Some bus stops will be relocated to “appropriate locations where this can be accommodated”, the document explains.

The bus stops to go

***Walton Summit Road (north west side), from north east of its junction with Reedfield Place;

b) Walton Summit Road (south east side), from south west of its junction with Reedfield Place;

c) Brierley Road (north east side), from south east of its junction with Newfield Road;

d) Brierley Road (south west side), from south east of its junction with Newfield Road.

…and the bus stop clearways to go

***Church Road (north east side), from north west of its junction with Walton Summit Road;

***Preston Road (south west side), from south east of its junction with Walton Summit Road;

***Walton Summit Road (north west side), from north east of its junction with Reedfield Place;

***Walton Summit Road (south east side), from south west of its junction with Reedfield Place;

***Brierley Road (north east side), from south east of its junction with Newfield Road;

***Brierley Road (south west side), from south east of its junction with Newfield Road;

***Clayton Brook Road (north west side), from north east of its junction with Brown Hey;

***Clayton Brook Road (south east side), from south west of its junction with Tramway Lane.

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