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Stafford Traffic.

Discussion in 'Stafford Chat' started by captainpish, Oct 6, 2014.

  1. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    Could have been done forty years ago, when they built the school.
     
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    But if the black heath lane queue has reduced and the capacity is now there for the business Park the roundabout has done it's job has it not
     
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  4. Gareth

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    Guessing tixall rd closures are not helping. Its not the roundabout how can it be when people are calling for roundabouts in town instead of lights???
     
  5. Gramaisc

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    I find that new roundabout to be a vast improvement on the original fiasco that we put up with for decades there - but, I do try to avoid the lemming run periods...
     
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    I find that the Uni crossing causes the problem, once past that the traffics flowing
     
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  7. captainpish

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    The daily accidents on the m6 dont help. It does go to show how poor the road infrstructure around stafford is when a single riad like the tixall road is shut, it totally congests the town centre.i dread.to think what it will be like once the new riverside development is finished and also the numerous housing developments.
     
  8. Jonah

    Jonah Spouting nonsense since the day I learned to talk

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    Nice sanctimonious post.
     
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    My journey is a lot longer than just Stafford as I imagine most peoples are. I'd love to be able to walk to work, but sadly this would would be unrealistic.

    The thought that goes into planning for pedestrians is dire, you only have to look at how bad and dangerous the pedestrian points at Tesco's on the newport road ( which is in a residential part of town) to see how much of a stuff and lack of thought the various planning departments give to pedestrians.

    I am also totally fed up with people running red lights & this includes cyclists when there are people trying to cross the road. I wish the police would pull their finger out and start applying road traffic law; especially people jumping red lights, going onto yellow box junctions that they can not possibly clear & cyclists on the pavement.
     
  10. cj1

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    would like to see the police do more with red lights box junctions but do the have the manpower to do much. the council cant do any thing as local authorities outside London can only enforce parking
     
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    I think they do have the manpower as they spend half the day tweeting their exploits, so there are plenty deployed on road duty but not choosing not to employ their resources where it may have an positive impact on the community.

    Sadly I only think they will act when the current situation has a direct impact on them or their statistic targets.

    The local authorities could do a lot more, joined up thinking in planning would be a start. This has just been issued in relation to the Queensway http://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/business/investment/stafford-regeneration/Stafford-Riverside.aspx the plan you travel by road or foot map is a bit bewildering.
     
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    Crikey didn't realise they are taking the rails out of the bridge so i can understand the closure even if a inconvenience
     
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    Sadly I don't think most car journeys are longer than just Stafford and that is the problem. If we only used cars for longer journeys traffic would be reduced massively. How many people drive from Baswich/Wildwood/Parkside/Western Downs/Castlefields or any other area of Stafford across town yet stay in Stafford that you know? I know plenty myself, a friend who drives from Castlefields to the hospital, someone who drives from Stone Road to Stafford College etc etc. They are the people who moan about the traffic yet could easily walk. bus or cycle to their destination.

    Agree about the enforcement of traffic laws around Stafford - non existant sadly :(

    Until they provide cycle paths safe from traffic then there will continue to be cyclists on pavements. If it's a choice between a pot hole strewn gutter and a juggernaught (how's that spelt!!) or getting shouted at for being on the pavement, I'll take my chances on the pavement Thx.
     
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    Severn Trent have started work on Tixall Road which we will need to close and will also start work on the A513 Milford Road at the Milford end working towards Stafford town centre later in autumn 2014, with plans to finish in autumn 2015.
     
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    Sorry, ah the use of copy and paste, should have corrected that. Have seen that thread now you mention it.
     
  17. darben

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    http://www.cyclelaw.co.uk/highway-code
     
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    I think not getting a second M6 was a mistake when it was seriously considered previously, ironic that the objectors complained about house prices being affected only then to be hit by global depression. An extra 6 lanes would have provided a work around for major accidents and may have eliminated many altogether. We now have managed use of hard shoulder which has to be a disaster waiting to happen ?
     
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    Look on the bright side, it is such a mess and difficult for people to go round in only the correct lane that it can't be long before it is an obvious accident black spot and lands up getting urgent work.

    Problem with the 2nd M6 was that they seemed to be trying to come up with a solution that suited nobody. It was a toll road when the current M6 Toll makes a loss so nobody would want to invest in it. It would have had a very limited number of junctions so would be pretty useless for any shorter motorway journeys. And while being a separate motorway they were going to build it close to the current M6, hence it would have probably meant rebuilding almost all of the bridges over and junctions on the M6 so causing massive disruption.

    All the best

    Keith
     
  20. John Marwood

    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    I think you will find that the council officers did not think it a good idea, and that their resources, much like those of other small local authorities, felt helpless to take on the powerful, monied and much maligned superstore.

    It should not have been built away from a trunk road, ie the A34, and 'out of town'
     

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