New Road Layout Wade St & Lamb St Junction Old Market
The junction of Wade Street and Lamb Street used to have a dedicated segregated cycle lane to enable cyclists to turn right (against the traffic on the one way Lamb Street) via a pedestrian Pelican crossing to get to the Park opposite. This park has connections to the Bristol 2 Bath Railway Path and Temple Meads.
Speaking to the Council Officer at the cycle forum on 17/01/2013, It seems that this road layout is changing. Cyclists will be able to join the widened pavement much earlier on Wade Street to cross at the Pelican Crossing. This will cut down on collisions with cyclists having to cross the traffic at the junction.
The work was not subject to a normal Council Consultation as much of the work is being done by Wessex Water who are laying some pipes in the area. Changing this junction would of cost in the of £150k and the council are only being charged £5k for the work.
No final details are available for the junction layout, so we need to keep an eye on this junction