Traffic may be eased out in new city plan

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THE future management of traffic within Lancaster’s pedestrian zone is to be examined as part of Lancaster City Council’s plans to revitalise the city centre.

The city council argues that “very often, much of the zone is now too heavily used by vehicles”.

It fears that this is putting people at risk and spoiling their experience of shopping in the city centre.

Now, as part of the Lancaster Square Routes project, the council is looking at ways of reducing vehicle access.

Informal consultation is currently taking place with a number of groups, including the Lancaster District Chamber of Commerce.

The changes could potentially include restricting access to the pedestrian zone for delivery vehicles between 9.30am and 5pm.

Currently the restriction is in force from 10.30am to 4.30pm to allow time for deliveries.

See The Visitor (13-03-12) for full story.