by Ruth, Marlene, and Steve on 17 November, 2020
Residents have told us of the impact that the Low Traffic Neighbourhoods scheme is having on adjoining roads. We have been looking at the impacts ourselves and talking with residents affected. The roads worst affected are Woodside Road, Woodend, Greenhill and Aultone Way. There are also concerns about traffic using Danescourt Crescent as a turn round.
We have discussed with Council officers some possible modifications to the scheme which will reduce these impacts, and we are currently consulting with the residents most affected. If the Council makes these changes, we hope they can be implemented quickly, as part of the trial, and before the next traffic monitoring exercise which is due to take place early in the New Year. This will enable the modified scheme to be evaluated in the spring, and a decision taken as to whether it should continue or be stopped.
The potential modifications (after discussions with residents) are:
In addition we are looking for improvements at the Oakhill Road/ High St junction, and also with the phasing of the Angell Hill/ All Saints Road traffic lights, where we are also pressing for a pedestrian phase.
Baseline traffic survey data (for the period immediately before the trial was put in place) have now been published by the Council here. We are expecting the October data to be published towards the end of December or early January.
If residents have any views on these proposals please feed them in to the Council’s consultation process here.
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