In April 2016 the Lancashire County Council Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport agreed the Capital Programme for Highway Maintenance, Road Safety, Cycling and Public Rights of Way New Starts. More – if you really want it – at http://council.lancashire.gov.uk/ieDecisionDetails.aspx?ID=8733.
The vast bulk of the funding (£20 million +) goes on highway maintenance (potholes, anyone?), but £0.5 million is to be spent on addressing cycling casualties. This document (Appendix J) outlines how part of that funding will be spent. For our district, there is to be a shared footway on Broadway. Bizarre, but . . .
Skelmersdale is doing well out of this (and perhaps they need it), but it should be noted that only approx. £175,000 of the £500,000 is allocated in this document. It will be interesting to see how the rest is spent.