300? How many cyclists knocked off and how many punctures too?!
I think its settling down a bit now as drivers realise they simply need to slow down in order to avoid the risk of collisions created by the alterations. Of course there will always be the odd idiot in a car or on a cycle (or more likely motor scooter) but this was always the case and the overall result is positive.
The downside is the additional levels of chaos and frustration caused by people parking in the double yellow lines which can further restrict traffic flow. I've noticed that this seems to happen a lot outside the Greek Church and concides with weddings and other events at the Church. I'm sure that's simply a coincidence and that members of the congregation are not the owners of the offending cars.
I really don't think it's that bad to be honest. Not perfect, sure, but it never was.
I’m guessing fewer than in the previous 12 months. The traffic moves more slowly and there seems to be less of it
Agreed with all the above. It’s definitely quieter than before and I haven’t seen (or heard of) any accidents caused by the redesign.
There was a collision between a car and a bicycle due to a build out about a month ago.
But otherwise I agree - it's definitely slowed traffic down.
How the hell am I supposed to see if it's safe to come out ?
There used to be a double yellow line before the corner so you could see what's coming but that's gone.
All I can do is edge out and hope.
There was a fairly serious ( expensive ) collision on this corner about a month ago.
You are absolutely right. The council must make changes to make this junction safer.
The council will undertake a post implementation safety review at the end of the works- I thought that would mean any time soon but given the fact things have stalled mi Wightman I guess it will not happen soon.
In the mean time, if you want to send any concerns to me John I will forward them on to the correct people managing the works so it can be caught in the review. You and I are connected already I believe so I will send you my email address.
John & Others. I am in the process of sending something to our friends in the council. So to you and, others who have highlighted you see problems, but have not yet contacted the council directly, I have offered (above,) for you to send me an outline of your concerns so I and others who are engaging with the council can make officers and Councillors aware of them, and even keep chasing them on your behalf to provide a response/resolution. However, if you don't there is little we can do to help.
So, if you want to make some effort to get things done help those offering to help you.
If you want to continue talking on the internet in the 'somebody must do something' vein from MR G above, feel free- its a great counseling mechanism.