Causing an even longer traffic queue
WHEN the Government is calling for a reduction in traffic congestion, why do our planners continue to create problems through road narrowing?
WHEN the Government is calling for a reduction in traffic congestion, why do our planners continue to create problems through road narrowing?I was driving along the Boulevard, Weston, recently and stopped at a red traffic light intending to turn right into Victoria Quadrant. When the lights turned green I was unable to turn because of oncoming cars. When these cars had passed I then turned right just as the lights turned to amber and red. The traffic behind me then had to wait for another sequence of light changes causing an even longer traffic queue.Previously the traffic behind me could have filtered past my near side and continue along the Boulevard but due to the obstruction caused by the widened pavement, it was now unable to do so. My concern was that whilst waiting at the red traffic lights, unable to move anywhere, what would have happened if a fire engine or ambulance had come along? Were the emergency services consulted before the planning of this traffic chaos?NAME AND ADDRESS SUPPLIED