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jimblob

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Re: Windlehurst Road Traffic Calming Measures - Consultation
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2021, 07:58:26 AM »
Consultation results are in for the Windlehurst and Hibbert Lane traffic calming. 945 responses, of which around 50% are from those who live on the roads themselves; a resounding result in my opinion. Of the two sections in question, an average of 81% think they should be removed. Well done to our local councillors who brought about this consultation, let's now make sure we follow this through and act on this overwhelming tide of public opinion.
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Re: Windlehurst Road Traffic Calming Measures - Consultation
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2021, 05:08:59 PM »
I would have thought a scheme  as well designed and presented as the Poynton scheme is exactly what Marple wants and would benefit from.
the small matter that Poynton is now getting a bypass perhaps helps your argument and will finally turn Poynton centre into a safe space rather than a confusing free-for-all
https://www.placenorthwest.co.uk/news/construction-starts-on-cheshire-relief-road/

this thread however is about Windlehurst as a primary route in and out of Marple, not Marple centre itself.
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Re: Windlehurst Road Traffic Calming Measures - Consultation
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2021, 02:22:06 PM »
I would have thought a scheme  as well designed and presented as the Poynton scheme is exactly what Marple wants and would benefit from. A scheme which makes it clear that road space is available equally to us all, pedestrians,  cyclists,  horse riders,  mobile scooter users, buses and car users. Such a scheme would help all road users and be a help to local traders as it would make it easier for shoppers to move about.

The current temporary installations are already successfully starting to positively alter drivers behaviour so let's see what the proposals brought forward are before condemning them and hopefully the area covered will be increased from the current rather limited one

I think there is no doubt local people would come to love a scheme similar to the Poynton scheme just as Poynton people love theirs.

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Re: Windlehurst Road Traffic Calming Measures - Consultation
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2021, 01:28:49 PM »
Whilst i appreciate they are intended to slow down speeding traffic, Stockport needs to actually think how they direct traffic through the limited roads.

There are businesses at the goyt mill and the trailer manufacturer that require HGV acess, thats not even before Marple itself.

They spent billions putting in a bypass and widening the high lane junction, then put humps on all routes through marple including the 20mph in the centre of Marple, Romiley etc.

With the humps along hibbert lane it should be enough to funnel them one way or the other unless they're passing through to strines or marple bridge.

Last thing we want is the another Poynton!.

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Re: Windlehurst Road Traffic Calming Measures - Consultation
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2021, 05:53:15 PM »
I'm in the same position.  Got an electric mini which isn't wide enough to straddle traffic calming humps.  I can see why they have humps to slow traffic down but would rather have chicanes to slow it down and signage to put off HGVs from going that way.  The residents must despair when noisy lorries go over those humps on Windlehurst at all hours of the day and night. 

jimblob

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Re: Windlehurst Road Traffic Calming Measures - Consultation
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2021, 04:23:01 PM »
We've got a new mini and it's a bone-shaker of a ride that way; the whole situation really angers me, that I buy an environmentally friendly vehicle that's being shaken to bits and devalued thanks to our myopic and obessive highways teams and the assumption that it's OK for them to penalise the majority of law abiding motorists whilst monumentally failing in their duties to maintain our roads.
Let's get as many folks to take part in this consultation as we can, not just the residents who live closest but all those who need to use the route as well. Typically, the consultation process for schemes such as this is flawed as it's only made known to those who live in the vicinity of the scheme rather than the many more motorists who are potentially impacted.
The consultation isn't biased, so those who like the measures have their chance to endorse them too.
share share share!

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Re: Windlehurst Road Traffic Calming Measures - Consultation
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2021, 03:40:50 PM »
Thanks for sharing. I have a BMW with run flat tyres, i have to crawl down that road, thus annoying drivers behind me.
I would welcome their removal.

jimblob

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Windlehurst Road Traffic Calming Measures - Consultation
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2021, 01:07:02 PM »
Time to air your views.....
the more if us that take part, the better and more accurate the outcome.

https://consultation.stockport.gov.uk/policy-performance-and-reform/windlehurst-road-traffic-calming-measures/


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