One Eye On Preston – Lancashire’s First Cyclops – Michael Breathwick & Amardeep Sandhu – Atkins

WINNER: Most Innovative Paper 2023

Since first being developed by TfGM, the ‘CYCLOPS’ junction is now starting to be adopted by other authorities and evolved to meet the specific needs of new locations. Lancashire County Council, supported by Atkins, implemented their first CYCLOPS Junction in 2023 as part of the Preston Cycle Superhighway scheme. The scheme aims to improve cycling and walking facilities to Preston Railway Station, encouraging safe and sustainable multi-modal travel as well as improving active travel around Preston. The CYCLOPS Junction provided an innovative way of achieving these, but posed some considerations and challenges that the design team had to overcome to successfully deliver an efficient and inclusive junction. This paper explores these challenges and the lessons learnt during the design process.

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