davmaggs wrote:I agree with the point about being the traffic, but surely it could be the case that for the volume of cars the traffic delays are out of proportion and could actually be resolved with some planning and a little engineering?
For example traffic light sequencing, only one road in and out so everyone is forced to go one way, or having the estate's exit join another main road which is busy and therefore makes it hard to pull out.
In many cases it isn't as simple as saying that there are too many cars. Look at how well some roads flow when traffic lights break down.
Don;t disagree that it might be simply a poor exit/entry system to the business park.
However the points against it are still very valid;
Environment - its better to have less vehicles on the road
Buses - plenty of options in the area for people to get the but
Car share - simplest way to reduce costs and the number of cars on the road
Cycle not drive - saves you money, gets you fit, less cars on the road, more commuters more of a voice to push the council to invest even more money into cycle specific work
"If your not part of the solution then your part of the problem" sums it up pretty well TBH. Even if they did spend £1-5M on building this link road & it stops the pinch point, your creating a smoother traffic system & yet more vehicles are going to use it and potentially end up in the same situation no better off & several £M's worse off which could have been invested in park & ride, car share, cycle lanes which have benefits.
Pain hurts much less if its topped off with beating your mates to top of a climb.