THE county council has urged Barrow residents to respect the one-way system on the bridge linking the town to Walney.

The one-way system for pedestrians on Jubilee Bridge was introduced earlier this month, as part of a series of planning measures the county council has introduced in Barrow to limit the spread of Coronavirus.

Under the new system, pedestrians walking across Jubilee Bridge from Barrow to Walney Island are required to only use the footway on the north side of the bridge, while those heading in the opposite direction are asked to follow the footway on the south side.

The changes only apply to pedestrians and dismounted cyclists.

Two-way traffic for vehicles and cyclists travelling on the road bridge will continue as normal, the county council has clarified.

New signage and footway markings are also being installed to advise pedestrians of the changes and the new system will start from early next week.

Explaining the need to continue observing the new one-way system, the county council said: "This has been introduced to help everyone keep at least two metres apart.

"Cyclists – please dismount when using the footway."