'Cabstand is absolutely awful'

A POLL on a Portishead website has revealed that nearly 80 per cent of its online visitors think the Cabstand traffic lights system is 'absolutely awful'. The poll, on Portishead.net, asks visitors their thoughts on the lights ranging from 'awful' to 'fin

A POLL on a Portishead website has revealed that nearly 80 per cent of its online visitors think the Cabstand traffic lights system is 'absolutely awful'.The poll, on Portishead.net, asks visitors their thoughts on the lights ranging from 'awful' to 'fine'.A total of 9.3 per cent of people said the lights were OK, with a further 3.7 per cent saying they were fine.Just over five per cent of visitors to the site said they were neither better or worse than they were when first installed and 1.9 per cent said they were slightly worse.The results of the poll come at the same time as a team of Portishead councillors are looking at ways of improving the traffic clogged junction.The Conservative group pledged to investigate possible improvements to the junction should they gain power at the recent elections.The lights were installed three years ago at a cost of around £800,000.But their appearance has caused massive outcry in the town with two public marches being organised to protest at the scheme.Now a group of Tory councillors - David Jolley, David Pasley and Reyna Knight - have launched a fresh fact finding mission into the problems surrounding the lights.l What are your thoughts on how this junction could be improved? Send us your ideas and we will pass them on to the local councillors. Write to us at Mailbox, North Somerset Times, 32 Waterloo Street, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1LW. You can also email your letters to nstimes@archant.co.uk


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