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SIR - Regarding your article concerning the new road layout at the junction of Letchworth Road/Weston Way, I use this junction every day as I take a child to/from the Knights Templar School and have found the new layout to be most satisfactory. If drivers

SIR - Regarding your article concerning the new road layout at the junction of Letchworth Road/Weston Way, I use this junction every day as I take a child to/from the Knights Templar School and have found the new layout to be most satisfactory.

If drivers were to make their journeys a bit earlier there would not be a problem. While I am in the mood, I would like to make two other observations concerning local roads.

Firstly the 'dangerous' slip road (A1/Letchworth Gate ) I have found that judicial use of my door mirror combined with some common sense does the job and secondly even as a fairly frequent user of Almond Lane, Stevenage, I would support its closure on the grounds that it is a very dangerous 'rat-run'. On the whole I think that motorists are a very selfish group of people with scant regard to the welfare of the majority.

PAUL ROSS


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SIR - After reading the 'Drivers see red' article in The Comet (June 12) I was pleased to see the comments from Stuart Pile.

He stated that in 2006 residents of Baldock raised concerns about the level of through traffic in the town. I still fail to see how these new lights have solved anything.

Thankfully there was a photograph alongside the article and I can only say that a picture paints a thousand words. A photograph taken at a quiet period, clearly depicting what can only be described as a steady stream of traffic coming through Baldock!

As I believe I stated in a previous letter, these lights are not going to alter the volume of traffic in this section of town.

I agree a roundabout would not make pedestrian life any easier, but there are already three crossings in the area (four if you count the one further down Hitchin Street.) At least a roundabout system would have kept the traffic moving a bit more evenly.

He also commented on the up and coming Baldock enhancements. If these signals and the way they were executed are a vision of things to come, then you do not need to be Doris Stokes to predict the outcome of any turmoil created by the enhancement works.

If this is to be the case I suggest the council get the crayons back out and go back to the drawing board.

Incidentally, I am so pleased Mr Pile does not have to live and be late for work in the Baldock area.

JAMES LUCAS

Pryors Court

Baldock

SIR - How on earth can Stuart Pile, defend these traffic lights?

And what are the proposed 'improvements' due to be made at the Whitehorse Street junction? Surely their first priority should be the immense pot-holes in the road between the Whitehorse Junction and the Weston Way junction, not working on these junctions!! His comments that a roundabout 'wouldn't discourage through traffic' are nonsensical.....have the traffic lights 'discouraged' any traffic then??

ALLISON FOX

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