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

  1. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    Green lights are at a premium.
     
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    Now you're being silly. It's jetpacks, not cablecars.
     
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    I hear the cable car system is to be some 4 miles long and that SCC have ordered only 3 miles of cable. The remaining mile will be subject to temporary traffic lights, and operate only at off peak times for a period of 4 years until sufficient funds for the extra cable can be found. By which time the existing cable will need to be renewed due to ageing, on a mile by mile basis, causing unfortunate, but necessary traffic delays until 2037.

    A spokesperson for Staffordshire County Council Highways Department said 'We think this is a great idea and will put Stafford ahead of the rest of the country. The savings projected over the next hundred years or so are a not insignificant £27.95. Besides, if it all goes tits-up, it's only public money so who gives a fcuk?'
     
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    Your all wrong - the new car ferry along the Staffs & Worc canal will be starting shortly, services from the new ferry port at Acton Trussell, via Radford Bank onto Baswich and via Heywoods upto Sandon for the North end drop off,expected journey time, possibly a couple of days!
     
  6. Gramaisc

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    ...in the Forum's own boat - http://www.staffordforum.com/xf/index.php?threads/stafford-forums-own-boat.11038/ ...?
     
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    http://www.stafford-riverway-link.co.uk/
     
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  10. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    Don't bother going out, just don't bother!

    Today has been a non-stop - or continuous-stop! - series of blockages. It took 12 minutes to get from Riverway to St Leonard's at just after three o'clock, for example.
     
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    http://www.staffordshirenewsletter....heme-display/story-24194954-detail/story.html

    Stafford's £16m road scheme on display
    By Staffordshire Newsletter | Posted: November 05, 2014

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    Mark Winnington and Mike Heenan at the road exhibition

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    AMBITIOUS plans to cut traffic congestion in Stafford town centre have gone on display.

    The £16m Stafford Western Access Route is designed to reduce bottlenecks by bypassing the railway station area with a direct link between Newport Road and Foregate Street.

    Members of the public had the chance to examine Staffordshire County Council’s preferred route for the road at an exhibition at the town’s Oddfellows Hall.

    The exhibition was launched by Mark Winnington, county council cabinet member for the economy and infrastructure, and Stafford Borough Council leader Mike Heenan.

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    Councillor Heenan told the Newsletter the scheme was long-overdue.

    “It will be a much-needed improvement for traffic movement on the west side of Stafford,” he said. “It will not solve all the town’s traffic problems but it is a step in the right direction.”

    Councillor Heenan said the scheme, combined with building work to provide new shopping and leisure facilities and the expansion of MoD Stafford were all signs of “a go-ahead town”.

    “It is unfortunate that infrastructure improvements mean disruption, with the current closure of Tixall Road being one example,” he said.

    But the end result will be modern facilities, better roads and a growing town.

    “You can’t make an omelette without breaking eggs, and it is good to see so much construction work going on in the time, even though it does cause some inconvenience.”

    And Councillor Winnington said the Western Access Route was designed to improve traffic flow while causing minimum effect on Stafford’s character.

    “We are working around the medieval layout of Stafford town centre, not cutting a swathe through it, so we can have modern roads with minimum disruption,” he said.

    “The future of the county town is a high priority for both councils, and we are keen to work together to bring high quality development and well-paid jobs to the area, not just any jobs.”

    The planned route runs from the Newport Road via Castlefields, through the former Saint Gobain factory site to Doxey Road, then behind Sainsbury’s to join the A34 at a widened junction next to Halfords.

    The county council will be doing environmental surveys over the next few months and submitting a planning application for the road next spring.
     
  12. captainpish

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    I still think the cablecar system will be more worthwhile and fun as you can offload your rotten fruit, bottles of water and mouthfuls of gob on the people below.
     
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    I think Winnington's pointing at the person whose just given him a blow-job from behind the display, judging by the stupid look on his face...
     
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    A go-ahead town, eh? That's rofl enough, but especially so coming from Misunderstanding Mike.
     
  15. Gramaisc

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    Surprising tendency for roundabouts there - why no traffic lights?
     
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    Has anyone seen the silly cycle path markings that have appeared overnight on the Stone Rd? I think theyve been put there just for Steveie B!
     
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    All this gigantic waste of money will achieve is to help the folk of Castlefields who travel to the north end of town and back. Anyone from further afield (such as Rowley Bank or Haughton or Newport who wish to use the bypass to avoid town, will get stuck at the new Stafford Roads Bottleneck, which will be the Kingsway Island, by King's Horse.

    For the vast majority of people looking to a way from the north end towards Tesco etc, there will be little change.
     
  18. Gramaisc

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    Do what I do and just don't go there.
     
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    Regretfully I have to pass the Tesco area of town several times on most days.
     
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    No doubt it will be of benefit to house developers and help fuel the council tax bonanza, which is what really matters in Stafford.
     

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