Decision details

Cycle Tracks, Blackpool Road, Sir Tom Finney Way and Flintoff Way, Preston

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport

Decision status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: No

Purpose:

Proposals have been developed to improve pedestrian and cycle facilities on certain lengths of Blackpool Road, Sir Tom Finney Way and Flintoff Way, Preston. The proposals include the creation of shared use cycle tracks and upgrading of existing traffic signal control facilities.

 

This report outlines the proposals and describes the results of a public consultation.

Decision:

County Councillor John Fillis, the Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport approved the removal of footways and instead the construction of cycle tracks, over which the public also have a right of way on foot, on the following lengths of Blackpool Road, Sir Tom Finney Way and Flintoff Way, Preston, as identified on Appendix 'A' and of the widths set out in Appendix 'B':

 

(i)  Cycle track length A, Blackpool Road, north side, from the junction with Sir Tom Finney Way, westwards for a distance of 422 metres, remove the footway and instead construct a cycle track over which the public also have a right of way on foot.

 

(ii)  Cycle track length B, Sir Tom Finney Way, west side, from the junction with Blackpool Road, northwards for a distance of 7 metres, remove the footway and instead construct a cycle track over which the public also have a right of way on foot.

 

(iii)  Cycle track length C, Sir Tom Finney Way, east side, from 11 metres north of the junction with Blackpool Road, northwards for a distance of 140 metres, remove the footway and instead construct a cycle track over which the public also have a right of way on foot.  That approval be given to the dedication of extra highway width to widen Sir Tom Finney Way as shown coloured red on Appendix A from land currently in the County Council's ownership.

 

(iv)  Cycle track length D, Flintoff Way, south side, from the junction with Sir Tom Finney Way, eastwards for a distance of 57 metres, subject to the dedication of extra highway width from J Sainsbury plc, remove the footway and instead construct a cycle track over which the public have a right of way on foot.

 

(v)  Gave approval to take the dedication of sections of extra highway width, as shown coloured pink on Appendix A, pursuant to Section 72 of the Highways Act 1980 and Section 33 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982on terms to be agreed by the Director of Programmes and Project Management to provide sufficient width for the proposed cycle track.

 

Date of decision: 09/07/2015

Effective from: 15/07/2015

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