Re: Traffic barrier - Goodrich Road
Posted by Jacqui5254
June 11, 11:32AM
In my opinion, Goodrich Road isn't a 'cut through', its a residential road.
Temporary barriers to protect schoolchildren by all means, but changing access in this way will result in all sorts of problems.
What about access for larger vehicles, deliveries, building works, emergency vehicles? This road isn't wide enough for u-turns to be performed safely for all but the smallest car.
Surely if you make a road a 'cul-de-sac' you have to make provision for vehicles to exit as well as enter?
Giving the school the responsibility without discussing with residents is barmy. Everyone uses these roads differently and we know the ins and outs of accessing these roads, plus residents have different needs.
When the council drastically reduced parking spaces by extending the double yellows on every corner, it increased the number of times the residents have to drive around Dunstans, Crebor and Goodrich roads trying to park. Altering this stretch of Goodrich will add another layer of complication which, in turn, will add to the more pollution and car use.
Looking at the plans I think it was a project given to the 5yr olds..."how would you make this road safe for children to walk to the school"
"Miss, Miss!! Put big lumps of something hard at each end and then no one can get in!"
"Well done Timothy. We'll go with that."