Lancashire County Council (Bus Station Southern Access, Lord Street and Tithebarn Street, Preston, Preston City) (Suspension, Bus Only Street and Bus Gate) Experimental Order 2020
Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
An Experimental Traffic Regulation Order was created to reduce vehicular traffic movements around the refurbished Preston Bus Station to improve the safety of pedestrians in the area and to prevent unauthorised vehicles from accessing the bus station apron. The Order will allow authorised vehicles to service off street properties that will be directly affected by the proposed changes, including the Guild Hall. This was considered necessary as the subway, that was available to cross the now redundant west bus station apron and Tithebarn Street, has now been closed and as a result there is an increase in the numbers of pedestrians crossing Tithebarn Street.
In addition to this the changes to the Preston Bus Station have included alterations to the accommodation of coaches and long distance bus services. The layout leaves a possible cut through for traffic of the coach station area. A bus gate has been introduced by the Experimental Traffic Regulation Order to prohibit this route for all traffic except buses, taxis and authorised vehicles.
The Cabinet approved the recommendation(s) as set out in the report.
Date of decision: 04/02/2021
Effective from: 10/02/2021