ePetition details

Narrow Clifton Street, Lytham to One Lane

We, the undersigned, petition the county council to to reduce Clifton Street in Lytham to one lane like they have done with Preston's main shopping street.

This would significantly reduce the traffic coming through Lytham town centre and give pedestrians more room which given the number of visitors to Lytham is essential. It would also make the town centre safer and more relaxing for visitors and residents alike as well as cut air pollution. If removable bollards were installed at both ends of the lane, the town centre could be used for events without taking business away from local shops.

This ePetition ran from 28/09/2018 to 02/01/2019 and has now finished.

4 people signed this ePetition.

Council response

The county council acknowledges that good public realm design, which can include, the narrowing of road carriageways, traffic calming measures; and the full removal of traffic, can help to bring vitality to urban centres.

We have set out strategic transport priorities (for road, rail, public transport and active travel) through our Local Transport Plan (LTP3) and five Highway and Transport Masterplans. We are currently preparing a new Lancashire Local Transport Plan (LTP4) for early 2020. On its completion, the five county Highway and Transport Masterplans will be revised to take account of the updated local transport plan policies.

In July 2015, the Fylde Coast Highways and Transport Masterplan, set out the county council's strategic transport planning priorities for the Fylde, Wyre and Blackpool area. The masterplan does not identify any proposals for the Clifton Street area of Lytham or Lytham town centre. The e-petition suggestion to narrow Clifton Street to one lane can, however, be considered for future inclusion as a strategic project, when the Fylde Coast masterplan is being reviewed.

If Clifton Street is identified as strategic transport scheme in the future, any proposal will require careful consideration of all types of network intervention. This will include taking account of how shops and businesses are serviced, and how the community can be best served by public transport. Consideration is also given to ongoing pressures on the public purse, and alternative sources of funding (including monies from new developments or local business investment), may be required to enable such a scheme to be deliverable.