Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Stapleton Traffic Scheme - work starts!

Local residents were somewhat relieved to see work starting on the Stapleton Traffic scheme. The traffic islands are now in place, and we hope that local people will see an improvement shortly.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

In principle this is a great idea but we are not up against the sensible majority here. These measures were put in place largely to stop speeding and the incredulously inconsiderate parking by the parents of children at Colston's School. Unfortunately the latter don't give a damn about yellow lines cycle ways or even road islands: they continue to park regardless. We need simple, decisive action against these people who show nothing but absolute contempt for the local residents, safely and anything but themselves. How can we achieve this? Regards Tom Morris

Anonymous said...

Anything that slows the traffic down and prevents accidents is a great idea. It's a shame another island was not proposed at the other end of the village. This would allow pedestrians to cross to the north side of Park Road since there is no pavement on the south side. This would also have the added benefit of slowing traffic coming from Frenchay.

Anonymous said...

How about a Phase two that puts a mini roundabout at the junction of Park Road and Barkleys Hill Road? That would get over the terrible congestion of Colstons' school parents trying to turn in the (busy) Barkleys Hill road entrance, slow traffic in the area and improve flow generally?

Anonymous said...

The damage to the road island near the newsagents is testament to this being an ill-conceived scheme. Congestion is no better, speeding at other times is no better - albeit for high speed braking around the road islands.

Get some traffic wardens/parking attendants out on the roads and get a few tickets issued: that will say much more to these parents that cause the congestion than anything else.