West Walls traffic ban plan likely to be dropped
Last updated at 13:00, Wednesday, 25 July 2012
Proposals to close Carlisle’s historic West Walls to through traffic have been revived – but look set to be shelved almost immediately.
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The council should have gone ahead with the West Walls Escalator that was planned in I believe 1960's if they really wanted to rejuvenate the historic quarter. They then cited easier disabled access etc from Town Orchard/Viaduct car parks. Today they are no longer both filled to capacity. They might have reason to close the lane to traffic with increase in footfall which they mostly likely favour in the Carlisle Lanes with car parking. Fast forward to rejuvenating as with recent fire station and more? The West Walls is suitable for narrow carts, or cars of 1950's vintage not today's speedy white vans. Another Lane that warrant's attention urgently before an accident happens is the Stainton link with the CNDR road. Both are unsuitable for fast two-way traffic.
Mr Whitehead did you read the article?
"Cumbria County Council has earmarked Â£400,000 to be spent on âpedestrian improvementsâ"
"However, the councilâs Carlisle [County council] local committee is likely to ditch the scheme when it meets on Monday."
Carl, sorry, you are wrong, Anon is right. The Carlisle Local Committee is County Council - County Counncillors. City Council doesn't get a say as it is not the highway authority.