GMCC response to Prestwich town centre proposals

Two proposals for the A56 through Prestwich town centre were put forward by Bury Council.

Proposal 2 had no dedicated space for cycling, so we discounted it.

Proposal one showed a desire to make provision for cycling, but unfortunately it proposed 1.5m wide paint-only cycle lanes directly adjacent to the parking bays – ie. in the ‘door zone’ – and anyone who cycles can tell you how problematic cycling in this zone can be:

So we made a formal response that focussed on how Proposal 1 could be improved:

The response included the following links:
The above ‘dooring’ video:

And images:
(to follow)