Lancaster Vision Petitions County Council for a New Bridge over the River Lune at Lancaster

May 18, 2021 - 12:00am

Lancaster Vision Petitions County Council for a New Bridge over the River Lune at Lancaster

Recently Lancaster Vision commented on the County Council’s emerging City Centre Movement Strategy.

We believe that the existing proposals will only partly address the traffic issues suffered by the City and we took the view that a more ambitious approach is required.

Particularly we believed that there is a case for the construction of a new road bridge from the Western End of New Quay Road to Ovangle Road on the north bank to provide access to Morecambe and the M6.

At that time we created a survey to test the feelings of the public in the Lancaster area. Following extensive media coverage we have received hundreds of responses agreeing with our summation of the current situation, stating their feelings, and voicing their opinions the vast majority of whom – 85% - support the idea.

Positive responses have been submitted by large numbers of individuals, organisations, councillors, and candidates in the recent local elections.

Lancaster Vision thinks that this level of public support warrants Lancashire County Council undertaking a feasibility study to investigate the practicability of the project and accordingly we have set up a petition calling upon the County Council to set up such a study.

Anyone in agreement with this request is urged to sign this petition which can be found at http://chng.it/LGtpDtPs.

To learn more of Lancaster Vision’s reasons for requesting this feasibility study please visit our web page at https://www.lancastervision.com/does-lancaster-needs-a-new-bridge-across-the-river-lune/

NB: Photo: Purchased from Alarmy by David Morgan

Lancaster Vision was established in 2012 as a sub-group of Lancaster Civic Society by members who had identified, as a result of concerns over the future of the Castle, the need for an organisation to help secure a better future for the City and its surrounding.

Amy Stanning is the Transport lead for Lancaster Vision and is available for interview on request.

For further information or interviews regarding this Press Release please contact David Morgan – email: david.morgan@lancastervision.com - tel: 07877 346450 Web page www.lancastervision.com