We are constructing pop-up cycle lanes to make it easier for people to cycle in busy areas, and avoid using public transport. This is, as a replacement for journeys previously made by public transport, which might otherwise be made by car, as per government advice to avoid public transport, as lock down is eased.
Pop-up cycle ways are temporary cycling routes on existing roads, created by adding bollards, cones, or water barriers to separate cyclists from other traffic.
It will mean the loss of some parking, however they are a temporary measure as part of our response to the coronavirus crisis, and we will keep them under review.
There are temporary cycle lanes at the following locations:
- South Road in Lancaster (both sides of the road)
- Fylde Road (both sides of the road)
- Winckley Square (two-way cycle route on one side of the road)
- Additional side road closure along Fishergate to reduce traffic and support social distancing
See diversions in place below.
- Liverpool Road/Penwortham Hill (both sides of the road)
- Moor Street will be closed to vehicles where it meets St Helen's Road to extend the existing pedestrianised zone, while maintaining access for businesses to load/unload.
- Pop-up cycle lane on the east side of St Helen's Road from Moor Street to the junction with Ruff Lane.
- Ruff Lane will be closed to through-traffic at its junction with St Helens Road to reduce the number of vehicles using Ruff Lane, making it a quieter route which is better suited for cyclists.
- A barrier will be placed along the western edge of Railway Road from its junction with Leyland Way to Derby Street to create more space for pedestrians using this busy link between the town centre and the railway station. This will result in the temporary loss of some parking.
Space to move
Cycle and walking charity Sustrans are capturing the changes local authorities across the UK are making to our streets in response to COVID-19 to provide people with more space to move.
The changes are designed to make it easier for people to walk, wheel and cycle safely whilst social distancing during the lockdown and beyond by reallocating road space. This includes temporary cycle lanes, wider footpaths, barriers to close streets to motor traffic, and reduced speed limits.
Funding for these changes is provided by the Department for Transport.