New pavement is a yellow peril

The new pedestrian area at Pedder Street Car Park, Morecambe.

The new pedestrian area at Pedder Street Car Park, Morecambe.

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Pedestrians are feeling anything but mellow about a yellow pavement in Morecambe town centre.

The new ‘yellow’ surfacing near Pedder Street car park has sparked colourful outbursts on social media with many calling it an eyesore.

Motorists have also complained because nine car parking spaces have been lost to make way for the footway.

Motorists have also complained because nine car parking spaces have been lost to make way for the footway.

“I’ve never seen anything like it...it’s really horrible,” said Sandra Hale from Morecambe.

“It’s a disgusting cacky yellow colour. It’s just an eyesore.”

Sarah Lewis said: “Who on earth thought yellow would be a good colour?”

Karen Smith said: “It looks awful and to make the car park even smaller.

“My mum is disabled and that car park is so much easier for her to use to get to the Arndale now parking on it will be even harder. They should have used the money to repair holes in some of the roads. Such a waste of money.”

But Greg Webber said: “Brightens the place up!”

A Lancaster City Council spokesman said: “As with all changes made to popular areas of our city centres, opinions on the end results will always be mixed.

“The reason behind the colour was to create a bit of vibrancy and interest and inject a bit of life into what is a grey environment and which has lacked an element of open space for the public to enjoy.

“The new open space helps better connect Queen and Pedder Street for pedestrians and provides a safer and more pleasant place for people to walk through or rest in.”

The spokesman said the reduction of spaces was “to provide more space and safer circulation for pedestrians and an improved and safer car park layout for motorists”.