Poynton’s innovative Shared Space Scheme was completed in 2012. This award winning regeneration scheme removed traffic lights and changed the lay out for what was one of the busiest junctions in Cheshire. It regenerated the main shopping street, Park Lane, and reinstated Fountain Place as the historic centre of the Town.
At its heart, Shared Space is a design concept that gives equal priority to all high street users from pedestrians, to vehicles and cyclists. With its wide pavements, slow vehicle speeds and easy crossing, Poynton offers a friendly and vibrant atmosphere for all visitors.