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The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is asking cyclists for their views on plans to transform public space in and around its Preston Campus.

Workshop date announced

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is asking cyclists for their views on plans to transform public space in and around its Preston Campus.

In partnership with Lancashire County Council, the University is hosting the second in a series of workshops with different user groups to help shape the highway and public realm design for its £200 million Masterplan.

The emerging designs for the proposed ‘streetscene’ look to build on this principle to create an attractive and inviting environment for local residents, students and visitors while improving connections with the city centre.

 

A core principle of our Masterplan is to integrate our campus seamlessly with the rest of the city, and these consultations are key to creating a campus which is safe and accessible for all.

At the workshop cyclists will be presented with outline design plans and encouraged to feedback on the proposed streetscene improvements. A spokesman for the University said: “A core principle of our Masterplan is to integrate our campus seamlessly with the rest of the city, and these consultations are key to creating a campus which is safe and accessible for all.

“This workshop is intended to help us improve the cycle network resulting in better connectivity to the city centre and cycle travel across campus. This will not only benefit those who cycle already, but also offer an attractive alternative for those who usually travel by car.”

The University and Lancashire County Council will use feedback from the workshops to create a draft plan for a variety of user groups to consider and approve, before construction work for the new urban space begins in late 2017.

The cycle workshop will take place on June 23 from 4.30pm until 6.30pm in room 011 of UCLan’s Vernon Building on Vernon Street.

 

Press Office | 08 June 2016