Crack­down on thought­less park­ing in town

Runcorn & Widnes Weekly News - - Front Page -

A CRACK­DOWN has been launched in Widnes town cen­tre by po­lice against in­con­sid­er­ate car park­ing and cy­clists in pedes­trian ar­eas.

A neigh­bour­hood alert sent out by PC Sarah Jack­son from Widnes Lo­cal Polic­ing Unit has out­lined is­sues which have been ex­pe­ri­enced in the area.

The alert said ex­tra of­fi­cers will be out and about dur­ing the busy Christ­mas pe­riod en­forc­ing park­ing to keep pave­ments clear for pushchairs and wheel­chair users.

Of­fi­cers will also be keep­ing roads free of ve­hi­cles which are il­le­gally parked on dou­ble yel­low lines.

Pedes­trian ar­eas are also be­ing pa­trolled to stop those rid­ing bikes through a no cy­cling zone around the shops.

The alert said: “This prac­tice is both fright­en­ing and dan­ger­ous for the young chil­dren and el­derly shop­pers in the town cen­tre and will not be tol­er­ated.

“The last thing any­one wants is an ac­ci­dent and re­gard­less of how care­ful you may be they will hap­pen.”

Cy­clists who use their bikes to travel to shops in the town cen­tre are be­ing ad­vised to dis­mount and walk once reach­ing a pedes­trian area or se­cur­ing it at the en­trance.

A no left turn­ing sign has also been placed from Dea­con Road around Al­bert Road as part of traf­fic op­er­a­tions. ●

Widnes town cen­tre

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