Funding for cycle safety in Lancashire

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.

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About lancasterdynamo

Dynamo is a cycling group, established in 1994, to work with official bodies, other cycling organisations and interested individuals to promote cycling as a safe, enjoyable and healthy means of transport.
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