‘Kent Carriage Gap’ at Cross Lane / Lordship Lane
The clue is in the status given to Cross Lane: it’s a ‘Restricted Byway’. Earlier this year Frodsham Wind Farm and Manchester Ship Canal got together to investigate ways in which the fly-tipping that had been taking place along Cross Lane could be tackled. The issue was that people were driving along this route dumping rubbish, even though its status prohibits the use of motorised vehicles.
The solution is a ‘Kent Carriage Gap’ – a configuration of bollards that allows cyclists, walkers and even people driving a horse & carriage (hence the name) to get through, but not motor vehicles. Two of these have now been installed and over the last two months we are pleased to have noticed a dramatic decrease in fly-tipping along Cross Lane.
These works were funded entirely by MSCC, working in partnership with Frodsham Wind Farm.