A DECISION on whether a busy Kendal road should be permanently reduced to one lane to facilitate a cyclepath is expected early next year.

Wildman Street was the subject of a road-narrowing trial which saw water-filled barriers line the road, directing traffic from Ann Street, Longpool and Station Road into a single lane.

The trial started on August 13 and was due to run until October 8, but ended a week early as other highways work began at Shap Road.

The purpose was to see whether a safe cycle lane could be facilitated along Wildman Street without an adverse impact on traffic flow through the town.

A spokesperson for Cumbria County Council said data from the trial was still being reviewed.

"The council is also analysing data from partners including South Lakeland District Council, as well as public feedback from several local businesses and the wider local community," added the spokesman.

"This information will be compiled into a report to be considered by the South Lakeland Local Committee. It is anticipated this discussion will take place at their January 2018 meeting, with a decision expected soon afterwards.”