If Preston can do it, why not Lancaster . . . ?

One of our (many!) perennial gripes is the way that some motorists abuse the no-through roads in the district – in particular Spring Garden Street and the stretch of North Road in front of Simply Baby. Private cars should only use these roads for access, yet the restriction is routinely flouted.

Perhaps the authorities – council or police – could risk unpopularity and take a leaf out of Preston’s book, as reported in the Lancashire Evening Post?

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2 Responses to If Preston can do it, why not Lancaster . . . ?

  1. John Hardiman says:

    Unless I’m mistaken the current signs are car and motor cycle in red ring with exceptions note below.
    Were it replaced with a no entry sign I feel it would be obeyed more, daft as it sounds.

    However I did find this http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_faEyN3bqJL8/TLXts8NMg5I/AAAAAAAAAuk/O87IoCwtQos/s280/WhereShowingVehiclesAllowedIsBetter.png
    From this page
    http://globonsomeday.blogspot.co.uk/2010/10/signage-improvements-cycle-bus-tram-and_16.html?m=1

    Which may be better. However I personally would still pair it with a no entry sign.

    Back to the article, given the apparent revenue opportunity maybe it would be a good value enforcement strategy.

  2. s p Sparrow says:

    I have a gripe with this behaviour, also along the road next to Green Ayre, buses, cyclists and access only.

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