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Lune Street, Preston Link Moving and Parking Provisions Experimental Orders 2017

Two Experimental Traffic Regulation Orders were created to manage traffic congestion in Fishergate, with the scheme being introduced as part of the recommendations outlined in the "Preston City Centre Traffic Management" report agreed by Cabinet on 14 September 2017. The congestion on Fishergate was found to be a significant problem for shoppers especially on the run up to Christmas, causing long delays whilst egressing the city centre after using the St George's Street Shopping Centre Car Park. The Experimental Traffic Regulation Orders were introduced to address this situation and have, over the trial period, been seen as a success, measured by a reduction in congestion in the city centre. One objection to the scheme was received.

 

Of the two orders made, one makes changes to vehicular movements regulating turning and opening Lune Street up to two way vehicular traffic, whilst the second order was necessary to regulate parking to facilitate two way vehicular traffic to move safely on the roads involved. Over the six months the experimental order was open to comment and only one objection was received. This was with regard to the loss of disabled parking caused by the introduction of the new road layout and associated parking restrictions. The loss of parking equates to a reduction of one disabled parking place in this vicinity.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: Preston City;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 07/03/2019

Anticipated restriction: Part I  -

Decision due: 7 Mar 2019 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport

Contact: Chris Nolan Email: chris.nolan@lancashire.gov.uk Tel: 01772 531141.

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