It is well highlighted that there is a major congestion at the traffic lights in the centre of Standish. We have had two deaths over time at this area and it has been a problem that the Council would like to address.
Some time ago the Council introduced an all stop for traffic. This allowed the pedestrians crossings to go on green, so this was safer for them. However this brought large delays to the road traffic. This was because of the changes in the number of sequences. Currently, there are four sequences, The first is the on from Preston Road, Second is the one from High Street, Third from school Lane and then finally the fourth from Market Street. So when the Council introduced the fifth one, the all red, this was what created the back log.
So this wasn't the answer, so they completed a traffic survey and some more modelling. The result is some time in the future the Council will try a new set off sequences. These will be, first from Preston Rd, Second from High Str, Third will be Market St and School Lane together and the fourth will be an all red. This will allow safer crossing for people.
The Council are confident that it will not effect the movement of traffic. I have asked that if the Council are going to a=carry this trial out to start it before the school's go back. This will allow people to get used to the sequences.