What alternative solutions does TSLM propose?

 Many years ago, the County Council decided to build a road, and has spent decades trying to justify it. TSLM believes that there is no one solution to our transport problems, but instead a comprehensive package of measures is needed.

 TSLM has worked with other like-minded local transport groups to develop a package of measures, which could include:

 Ø      A high quality spinal bus route between Heysham and Lancaster University, with enhanced feeder spur routes.

·          With dedicated bus lanes and junction priority measures, where possible

·          Public transport bridge at Luneside

Ø      Rail system upgrades

·         Upgrading the environment at railway stations, with more stations serving residential areas

·         upgrading signalling between Lancaster & Morecambe

·         Improving facilities to allow some transfer of port freight from road to rail.

Ø      Improving cycling infrastructure

Ø      Redesigning the existing Lancaster City Centre gyratory

Ø      Park & Ride

Ø      Online road improvements, particularly to the A683, between Junction 34 of the M6 and Heysham Port.

·          With alternative measures reducing local traffic, the A683 could be improved or widened to ease access to the port.

These proposals have been costed at £30 to £40 million, saving up to £100 million on the cost of the Link Road.

 For a detailed description and costing of these alternative solutions, see the James Report sections 5.11 to 5.20

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