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Friday, March 17, 2006

Yes, this blog is updated infrequently. But luckily this isn't the only blog covering traffic calming issues. Here's a "let's kill the pedestrians" solution from Maiden Newton and Frome Vauchurch (emphasis mine):

It was strange, after spending over an hour hearing about the congestion, speeding, danger at junctions, difficult pavements and the impossibility of ever finding a place to park, to walk out on to a peaceful village scene with car parking spaces clearly available and hardly a vehicle in the road. The most sensible remark I heard was later on in the day from someone who had not gone to the meeting – “So? It’s a busy village!”

There are, of course, problems, one or two of them serious, most of them mere inconveniences. In my opinion, and you may think otherwise, the worst problems are:

The deadly walk down the Crewkerne Road by Natalia Terrace which mercifully, if belatedly, is being addressed.

The blocking of Bull Lane by cars parked near the junction with Dorchester Road. This is serious because the Fire Engine sometimes cannot pass and it forces pedestrians into the middle of a narrow, pavementless road.

The unsatisfactory “traffic calming” in Dorchester Road near Frome Lane. I think the planners did their best here but it is a very difficult one to get right. At the moment people have to cross the road twice or shuffle along the sections without pavement. Perhaps this needs looking at again....

[P]arking could become a serious problem if double yellow lines started spreading as was suggest by a few at the meeting (all people with off road parking themselves, by the way).

posted by Ontario Emperor  # 12:41


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