Wednesday, July 19

The Big Plan

I see that plans have been unveiled to overhaul part of Barrows road system, now some of it I like, particularly the right turn into Rawlinson St from Abbey Rd being reinstated. But it doesn’t go far enough we have a great opportunity to smooth the flow of traffic on Abbey Rd by getting rid of one or two sets of lights. How about we stop up the Dalton Rd end of Hartington St that would do away with the need for traffic lights there, next we stop up the Abbey Rd end of Cheltenham St (it’s only a bottleneck with parked cars anyway) and maybe put in a mini roundabout. Or am I being cynical in thinking maybe it’s not about making things easier for the motorist at all! Whatever they do it will lead to lots of confused motorists scratching their heads for a month or two.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

No chance of blocking up the Dalton Road end of Hartington Street. It is the easiest and quickest way to get to the rear entrance of the magistrates court. An entrance used regularly when people on remand or those that have been sent down are transported to and from prison.The lights in Abbey Road are also very helpfull to pedestrians wanting to cross Abbey Road especially the elderly or disabled who are not light on there feet and need to feel safe when crossing a busy road.

bob said...

Ahh but if you read the plans you will see that Dryden St is to become open to two way traffic so it,s left at astra lights and left again, and as they usualy come down Abbey Rd it's even easier right at astra and then left. A pedestrian crossing could be left in place of the lights and this would still not slow traffic as much.

Anonymous said...

Aha that will teach me to read things properly in future.
I still prefer the puffin (or are they still called pelican crossings) to a pedestrian crossing as there are to many inconsiderate drivers who fail to stop at these crossings. The ones at Ramsden square by the library are a prime example.For some reason a red light has far more impact on stopping cars and allowing people to cross than the black and white lines painted on the road.