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Wildwood entrance

Discussion in 'Stafford Chat' started by gilesjuk, Apr 1, 2011.

  1. ddub1984

    ddub1984 Well-Known Forumite

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    Maybe he was just trying fruitlessly to make some forward progress through the endless stop-start that is Staffords traffic light mayhem :D
     
  2. basil

    basil don't mention the blinds

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    'writing himself a ticket' some kind of euphemism?........
     
  3. gilesjuk

    gilesjuk Well-Known Forumite

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    If anything the painted lines have created more problems. You now have those who don't cross the lines and pull out and those who ignore the lines and pull out as before.
     
  4. Trumpet

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    Although overall I'm not in favour of what seems to be a waste of our money, you can't blame the lines for poor driving.
     
  5. WildwoodPaul

    WildwoodPaul Well-Known Forumite

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    Has the FOI come through for this yet?
     
  6. wildwood

    wildwood Well-Known Forumite

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    Exiting Wildwood to turn left is now more dangerous. If there is a larger vehicle (4x4, MPV etc.) waiting to turn right onto the Cannock Road - the view of oncoming traffic is severely obscured.
     
  7. henryscat

    henryscat Well-Known Forumite

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    Then wait until it's not obscured!!!
     
  8. wildwood

    wildwood Well-Known Forumite

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    Are you serious. So cars can no longer filter out smoothly and nicely as before. You have to wait until the queue of traffic turning right has gone, before you can see a safe gap which was probably there 2 minutes ago. Great congestion busting!!

    I take it you don't live on wildwood and try and get off at peak times of 8-9 or 5-6.

    No.
     
  9. My Name is URL

    My Name is URL Well-Known Forumite

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    No but he is anti-car, anti-driver and works at the council....













    Allegedly....
     
  10. henryscat

    henryscat Well-Known Forumite

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    Nope not anti car or anti driving. I just don't subscribe to the notion that cars should have unfettered right to as much road space as they like, nor do I subscribe to the notion that car drivers are hard done by.
     
  11. WildwoodPaul

    WildwoodPaul Well-Known Forumite

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    So he does work for the council then! :)
     
  12. John Marwood

    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    A pair of scissors is being delivered to every household in Wildywod
     
  14. John Marwood

    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    Withnail Well-Known Forumite

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    Hmm.

    P.S. Y are there 2 X's?
     
  16. tekkers

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    Exactly. Stupid decision to alter it to this way.

    EDIT: and this is all after last years clever idea, when the lines were changed on the other entrance to Wildwood, so now cars struggle to get past if someone is waiting to turn right, which again at the times mentioned above is causing congestion back to the roundabouts.
     
  17. staffordjas

    staffordjas Well-Known Forumite

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    I totally agree with what's being said here and anyone denying that these changes are causing problems obviously doesn't travel that way very often.

    Also with the traffic tailing back to the roundabouts, when travelling across the roundabout from the town direction towards Cannock,and slowing down in order to stop behind the queue, the cars entering the roundabouts from Baswich Lane/Lichfield just assume that you are going to keep going across at a faster speed and almost come into the side of you as they enter the island .
     
  18. staff4ord

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    Can't wait to see what the FOI report says. I would guess not a lot and we will all be proved correct ( except for a certain small furry animal)
     
  19. henryscat

    henryscat Well-Known Forumite

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    Still no-one has managed to answer why they think Wildwood junction is somehow different to any other of a million T-junctions.... How about Parkside estate, bog standard T junctions with a 50mph road (faster than Cannock Road) and "that's worked for years" without any slip road type of arrangement.

    I still can't comprehend all the fuss, driving around Stafford is easy. I suspect a lot of the whingers probably haven't spent years driving round somewhere like Birmingham which is hell of a lot busier and more congested.
     
  20. staff4ord

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    The issue with the junction compared to parkside is they have the space to build a slip road which they did years ago. What now makes the old design worse than the decision ( half baked ) to change it now. Parkside works because it was designed that way. Wildwood worked because it was designed that way. So why oh why does the council think sticking some paint down in an attempt to change some thing. If it ain't broke don't F**k with it.
     

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