Second survey for bottleneck

CONCERNED councillors are to ask safety campaigners to undertake a survey of a traffic clogged road in Nailsea. Nailsea Town Council is to ask the Local Action Team to carry out a survey at Silver Street following mounting concerns about the volume of tra

CONCERNED councillors are to ask safety campaigners to undertake a survey of a traffic clogged road in Nailsea.Nailsea Town Council is to ask the Local Action Team to carry out a survey at Silver Street following mounting concerns about the volume of traffic using the road.Drivers are being forced up onto the pavement because cars are parked both sides of the street, posing a serious threat to pedestriansNailsea Town Council planning and environment committee chairman Councillor Phil Barclay said: "There are certain critical points along Silver Street which just exasperate the problem."The street gets very congested, particularly at times when the Methodist Church is being used, and there are problems with cars going up onto pavements to get through."This causes real safety concerns for residents using the pavements."We do not know what incidents have taken place and that is why we are asking the Local Action Team (LAT) to carry out an audit for us."The LAT carried out a survey two years ago on the traffic problems at Silver Street and said it was happy to update its findings.LAT members did a mini survey of traffic using Silver Street on Friday following the request of the town council.LAT chairman John Hunter said: "The LAT carried out a survey two years ago following increasing concern about the levels of traffic using Silver Street."We took another look at the road on Friday to refresh ourselves with the situation. The real issue is on the stretch of road between Whitesfield Road and Stockway South."There is undoubtedly a problem in Silver Street which is worse at certain times on certain days and these cause a real risk to pedestrian safety."However there is no point talking about solutions in Silver Street until everyone agrees there is a problem."The LAT will report back to the town council.


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