Road functions are changing in town
SIR – Does anyone else have a problem with the way Wisden Road (south) is used as a rat run? As I write I am sitting at my window on a pleasant Sunday afternoon, and while a few of those motorists who use Wisden Road to circumvent Grace Way are travelling
SIR - Does anyone else have a problem with the way Wisden Road (south) is used as a rat run?
As I write I am sitting at my window on a pleasant Sunday afternoon, and while a few of those motorists who use Wisden Road to circumvent Grace Way are travelling at reasonable speeds, many, indeed most, do not.
This affects me in two ways; speeding motorists cause a good deal more noise pollution than those whose presence is barely audible at the regulation 30mph; also Wisden Road has no dedicated pavement by which pedestrians may access the bus stop, which means waking on the road or grass - or mud as it is known outside the summer. I hate to trot out a well worn cliché, but one day someone will die as a result.
There seems to me to be two basic solutions; either lay a pavement and hand out ear plugs or police the road, however sleepily.
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Finally on our 60th birthday, it seems worth noting that the roads in Stevenage were designed to fulfil different functions; roads such as Wisden (once a crescent) were never intended to act as conduits to main roads like Martins Way.
If its function has changed, then some other changes are needed to accommodate it.
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