October 9, 2020 5.16 pm This story is over 42 months old

Cars banned on Brayford Wharf East from this weekend

Emergency vehicles only

A year-long ban will be put in at the southern end of Brayford Wharf East from Sunday, October 11 in a bid to encourage cycling in the area.

Motorists will not be able to turn from St Mark’s Street or Rope Walk into Brayford Wharf East, meaning it will be a no through route for at least one year, except for emergency vehicles and for access only. The other side of the road near Wigford Way remains unchanged.

The pop-up cycle lane is part of the Department for Transport’s emergency active travel fund.

The county council was granted £105,500 from the first round of the fund to support temporary projects during the recovery from the coronavirus crisis, although there is scope for them to become permanent.

Councillor Richard Davies, executive member for highways at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “In Lincoln, the closure of Brayford Wharf East to through traffic will provide an almost traffic-free link for cyclists to the university, the city centre and the River Witham path.

“Then, on Wigford Way, a lane closure in each direction will provide a link to the bus and train stations.

“These measures are initially temporary for a year, but we’ll be keeping an eye on how well used they are, and they could be made permanent.”

The second round of funding is worth over £800,000 for Lincolnshire. The council submitted a bid in August and is waiting to hear back from the Department for Transport.