Major upgrade of roads set to start

Flooding at Bruce Street Bridges, which will hopefully be alleviated by the roadworks

Flooding at Bruce Street Bridges, which will hopefully be alleviated by the roadworks

First published in News Swindon Advertiser: Photograph of the Author by , @Michael_Benke

WORK is set to start next month on a major multi-million pound project to upgrade one of the town’s main junctions.

The Bruce Street Bridges, in Rodbourne Cheney, are a regular source of congestion but the four-roundabout junction is set to be converted into single one.

As well as easing congestion in the area it is hoped flooding issues, a regular problem in the area, will also be fixed.

The work forms part of the Great Western Way Highway Improvement Scheme which will see work on the road from Bruce Street Bridges up to the Transfer Bridges and aims to reduce congestion.

The first phase starts on September 22 and will see the replacement of the four mini-roundabouts at the Bruce Street Bridges with a more efficient single roundabout.

It will also see the introduction of a traffic signal-controlled junction at Newcome Drive to improve access into the Hawksworth Industrial Estate from Great Western Way.

In November, work will begin to install extra drainage pipes in nine roads and streets across the Cheney Manor area to reduce the risk of flooding to the highway, properties and businesses.

The works are expected to cost around £8 million and will be funded partly by cash from the Department of Transport.

The rest of the money is coming from Section 106 funds, which are given by developers when they build in the area.

Coun Dale Heenan, (Con, Covingham and Dorcan), the cabinet member for highways, strategic planning, sustainability and transport, said: “To keep Swindon moving we must do this work, and the council has been very open that there will be disruption, which cannot be avoided.

“Everyone who uses these roads at rush hour knows that that these changes are needed and must happen. The only alternative is to leave the roads as they are and do nothing, which simply isn't realistic. This work is essential to deliver a transport system that keeps pace with Swindon’s current road needs and future growth.”

Thousands of leaflets are now being delivered to local residents and businesses in the surrounding area to warn them of the inevitable disruption.

Road signs have also gone up along the affected routes but it is anticipated there will be disruption.

However, council workers have said the work is being done in different sections so any traffic problems will be minimal while making sure work progresses at an efficient rate.

  • More information, updates about the scheme and contact details for those managing the project can be found at www.swindon.gov.uk/gww.

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6:59am Thu 28 Aug 14

leafy1 says...

Will there ever be a day in our lives that we can drive around Swindon and be free from all roadworks.
Will there ever be a day in our lives that we can drive around Swindon and be free from all roadworks. leafy1
  • Score: 0

7:08am Thu 28 Aug 14

umpcah says...

leafy1 wrote:
Will there ever be a day in our lives that we can drive around Swindon and be free from all roadworks.
Probably not and that almost certainly goes for all large towns and cities.
[quote][p][bold]leafy1[/bold] wrote: Will there ever be a day in our lives that we can drive around Swindon and be free from all roadworks.[/p][/quote]Probably not and that almost certainly goes for all large towns and cities. umpcah
  • Score: 19

7:23am Thu 28 Aug 14

EastleazeRed says...

Don't see how changing bruce street bridges to a single roundabout is going to ease congestion . Its all down to the volume of traffic that passes through
Don't see how changing bruce street bridges to a single roundabout is going to ease congestion . Its all down to the volume of traffic that passes through EastleazeRed
  • Score: 18

7:37am Thu 28 Aug 14

umpcah says...

EastleazeRed wrote:
Don't see how changing bruce street bridges to a single roundabout is going to ease congestion . Its all down to the volume of traffic that passes through
After the " success " at Whale Bridge you really must have more confidence ! To be serious, I cant visualise the end product at Bruce Street !
[quote][p][bold]EastleazeRed[/bold] wrote: Don't see how changing bruce street bridges to a single roundabout is going to ease congestion . Its all down to the volume of traffic that passes through[/p][/quote]After the " success " at Whale Bridge you really must have more confidence ! To be serious, I cant visualise the end product at Bruce Street ! umpcah
  • Score: 12

7:51am Thu 28 Aug 14

IzzyP says...

Would it be too optimistic of me to believe that the planners of this work have considered the state of alternative routes over this period? Trying to out of the northern area of swindon is already proving impossible with roadworks to the north, along Akers Way and Purton Rd/Mead Way. Silly me, of course they have.
Would it be too optimistic of me to believe that the planners of this work have considered the state of alternative routes over this period? Trying to out of the northern area of swindon is already proving impossible with roadworks to the north, along Akers Way and Purton Rd/Mead Way. Silly me, of course they have. IzzyP
  • Score: 9

8:08am Thu 28 Aug 14

house on the hill says...

EastleazeRed wrote:
Don't see how changing bruce street bridges to a single roundabout is going to ease congestion . Its all down to the volume of traffic that passes through
And the pedestrians crossing that can see upwards of 50 cars stationary while 1 person crosses the road. It isn't just volume of traffic it is trying to have people and cars in the same space which slows everything down as well. We need more under and over passes to help traffic flow and increase pedestrian safety.
[quote][p][bold]EastleazeRed[/bold] wrote: Don't see how changing bruce street bridges to a single roundabout is going to ease congestion . Its all down to the volume of traffic that passes through[/p][/quote]And the pedestrians crossing that can see upwards of 50 cars stationary while 1 person crosses the road. It isn't just volume of traffic it is trying to have people and cars in the same space which slows everything down as well. We need more under and over passes to help traffic flow and increase pedestrian safety. house on the hill
  • Score: 37

8:18am Thu 28 Aug 14

A.Baron-Cohen says...

I predict chaos and a great Xmas shopping season for the shops as a result......
I predict chaos and a great Xmas shopping season for the shops as a result...... A.Baron-Cohen
  • Score: 9

8:26am Thu 28 Aug 14

umpcah says...

house on the hill wrote:
EastleazeRed wrote:
Don't see how changing bruce street bridges to a single roundabout is going to ease congestion . Its all down to the volume of traffic that passes through
And the pedestrians crossing that can see upwards of 50 cars stationary while 1 person crosses the road. It isn't just volume of traffic it is trying to have people and cars in the same space which slows everything down as well. We need more under and over passes to help traffic flow and increase pedestrian safety.
Under and over passes i.e. bridges and subways can be a problem . The former present difficulty for the elderly and subways attract muggers , flashers and other pervs.
[quote][p][bold]house on the hill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]EastleazeRed[/bold] wrote: Don't see how changing bruce street bridges to a single roundabout is going to ease congestion . Its all down to the volume of traffic that passes through[/p][/quote]And the pedestrians crossing that can see upwards of 50 cars stationary while 1 person crosses the road. It isn't just volume of traffic it is trying to have people and cars in the same space which slows everything down as well. We need more under and over passes to help traffic flow and increase pedestrian safety.[/p][/quote]Under and over passes i.e. bridges and subways can be a problem . The former present difficulty for the elderly and subways attract muggers , flashers and other pervs. umpcah
  • Score: 2

8:34am Thu 28 Aug 14

Sandor Clegane says...

house on the hill wrote:
EastleazeRed wrote:
Don't see how changing bruce street bridges to a single roundabout is going to ease congestion . Its all down to the volume of traffic that passes through
And the pedestrians crossing that can see upwards of 50 cars stationary while 1 person crosses the road. It isn't just volume of traffic it is trying to have people and cars in the same space which slows everything down as well. We need more under and over passes to help traffic flow and increase pedestrian safety.
Absolutely agreed.

The placement of road crossings in Swindon is directly responsible for much of the congestion we see in around the town.
[quote][p][bold]house on the hill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]EastleazeRed[/bold] wrote: Don't see how changing bruce street bridges to a single roundabout is going to ease congestion . Its all down to the volume of traffic that passes through[/p][/quote]And the pedestrians crossing that can see upwards of 50 cars stationary while 1 person crosses the road. It isn't just volume of traffic it is trying to have people and cars in the same space which slows everything down as well. We need more under and over passes to help traffic flow and increase pedestrian safety.[/p][/quote]Absolutely agreed. The placement of road crossings in Swindon is directly responsible for much of the congestion we see in around the town. Sandor Clegane
  • Score: 23

9:55am Thu 28 Aug 14

Alan Bast*rd says...

Currently not all traffic in the area has to use all the roundabouts there. Putting it all into one roundabout means that all traffic will use that one roundabout. I'll reserve judgement for when it's finished but don't have much confidence in it.
Blaming pedestrians for traffic congestion is Utterly selfish and stupid. Sheer weight of traffic is the cause.
Currently not all traffic in the area has to use all the roundabouts there. Putting it all into one roundabout means that all traffic will use that one roundabout. I'll reserve judgement for when it's finished but don't have much confidence in it. Blaming pedestrians for traffic congestion is Utterly selfish and stupid. Sheer weight of traffic is the cause. Alan Bast*rd
  • Score: -31

10:10am Thu 28 Aug 14

umpcah says...

Alan Bast*rd wrote:
Currently not all traffic in the area has to use all the roundabouts there. Putting it all into one roundabout means that all traffic will use that one roundabout. I'll reserve judgement for when it's finished but don't have much confidence in it.
Blaming pedestrians for traffic congestion is Utterly selfish and stupid. Sheer weight of traffic is the cause.
" Sheer weight of traffic is the cause " Agreed ! If the new bypass , when eventually complete , from North West area of Swindon adds traffic to the melee...............
.......... With town expansion more and more cars are entering Swindon`s roads every year anyway ! There`s a fortune waiting for anyone who can develop cheap helicopters !
[quote][p][bold]Alan Bast*rd[/bold] wrote: Currently not all traffic in the area has to use all the roundabouts there. Putting it all into one roundabout means that all traffic will use that one roundabout. I'll reserve judgement for when it's finished but don't have much confidence in it. Blaming pedestrians for traffic congestion is Utterly selfish and stupid. Sheer weight of traffic is the cause.[/p][/quote]" Sheer weight of traffic is the cause " Agreed ! If the new bypass , when eventually complete , from North West area of Swindon adds traffic to the melee............... .......... With town expansion more and more cars are entering Swindon`s roads every year anyway ! There`s a fortune waiting for anyone who can develop cheap helicopters ! umpcah
  • Score: 4

10:10am Thu 28 Aug 14

umpcah says...

Alan Bast*rd wrote:
Currently not all traffic in the area has to use all the roundabouts there. Putting it all into one roundabout means that all traffic will use that one roundabout. I'll reserve judgement for when it's finished but don't have much confidence in it.
Blaming pedestrians for traffic congestion is Utterly selfish and stupid. Sheer weight of traffic is the cause.
" Sheer weight of traffic is the cause " Agreed ! If the new bypass , when eventually complete , from North West area of Swindon adds traffic to the melee...............
.......... With town expansion more and more cars are entering Swindon`s roads every year anyway ! There`s a fortune waiting for anyone who can develop cheap helicopters !
[quote][p][bold]Alan Bast*rd[/bold] wrote: Currently not all traffic in the area has to use all the roundabouts there. Putting it all into one roundabout means that all traffic will use that one roundabout. I'll reserve judgement for when it's finished but don't have much confidence in it. Blaming pedestrians for traffic congestion is Utterly selfish and stupid. Sheer weight of traffic is the cause.[/p][/quote]" Sheer weight of traffic is the cause " Agreed ! If the new bypass , when eventually complete , from North West area of Swindon adds traffic to the melee............... .......... With town expansion more and more cars are entering Swindon`s roads every year anyway ! There`s a fortune waiting for anyone who can develop cheap helicopters ! umpcah
  • Score: 3

10:14am Thu 28 Aug 14

Sandor Clegane says...

Nobody has blamed pedestrians. In fact, they get a raw deal - what with their safety being compromised by the highways planners simply because of their maniacal attempts to slow traffic down (despite traffic already travelling slowly at most crossing sites).

It's not the pedestrians at fault or to blame, it's those who deliberately place crossings in dangerous places that cause needless congestion.
Nobody has blamed pedestrians. In fact, they get a raw deal - what with their safety being compromised by the highways planners simply because of their maniacal attempts to slow traffic down (despite traffic already travelling slowly at most crossing sites). It's not the pedestrians at fault or to blame, it's those who deliberately place crossings in dangerous places that cause needless congestion. Sandor Clegane
  • Score: 12

10:53am Thu 28 Aug 14

Cooking_by_smoke_alarm says...

house on the hill says...


EastleazeRed wrote:
Don't see how changing bruce street bridges to a single roundabout is going to ease congestion . Its all down to the volume of traffic that passes through
And the pedestrians crossing that can see upwards of 50 cars stationary while 1 person crosses the road. It isn't just volume of traffic it is trying to have people and cars in the same space which slows everything down as well. We need more under and over passes to help traffic flow and increase pedestrian safety.

A footbridge, utilising the railway bridge structure and attached onto it at the side, would be one means of pedestrians from B&Q/CHENEY MANOR direction to travel to RODBOURNE without crossing or slowing down the traffic.
house on the hill says... EastleazeRed wrote: Don't see how changing bruce street bridges to a single roundabout is going to ease congestion . Its all down to the volume of traffic that passes through And the pedestrians crossing that can see upwards of 50 cars stationary while 1 person crosses the road. It isn't just volume of traffic it is trying to have people and cars in the same space which slows everything down as well. We need more under and over passes to help traffic flow and increase pedestrian safety. A footbridge, utilising the railway bridge structure and attached onto it at the side, would be one means of pedestrians from B&Q/CHENEY MANOR direction to travel to RODBOURNE without crossing or slowing down the traffic. Cooking_by_smoke_alarm
  • Score: 20

10:59am Thu 28 Aug 14

Cooking_by_smoke_alarm says...

umpcah says...


Alan Bast*rd wrote:
Currently not all traffic in the area has to use all the roundabouts there. Putting it all into one roundabout means that all traffic will use that one roundabout. I'll reserve judgement for when it's finished but don't have much confidence in it.
Blaming pedestrians for traffic congestion is Utterly selfish and stupid. Sheer weight of traffic is the cause.
" Sheer weight of traffic is the cause " Agreed ! If the new bypass , when eventually complete , from North West area of Swindon adds traffic to the melee...............

.......... With town expansion more and more cars are entering Swindon`s roads every year anyway ! There`s a fortune waiting for anyone who can develop cheap helicopters ! Score: -2

The town needs a continuation of a dual carriageway from Abbey Meads through to the LYDIARD FIELDS area to take traffic away from junctions (such as Rodbourne bridges)......or a continuation through to the GREAT WEST WAY near to the B&Q area on the GREAT WEST WAY would be a boon; Crossing the railway line would be the expensive part.
This is a result of the 'piecemeal' planning and not a long term plan.
Anything else is just 'tinkering at the edges'.




umpcah says... Alan Bast*rd wrote: Currently not all traffic in the area has to use all the roundabouts there. Putting it all into one roundabout means that all traffic will use that one roundabout. I'll reserve judgement for when it's finished but don't have much confidence in it. Blaming pedestrians for traffic congestion is Utterly selfish and stupid. Sheer weight of traffic is the cause. " Sheer weight of traffic is the cause " Agreed ! If the new bypass , when eventually complete , from North West area of Swindon adds traffic to the melee............... .......... With town expansion more and more cars are entering Swindon`s roads every year anyway ! There`s a fortune waiting for anyone who can develop cheap helicopters ! Score: -2 The town needs a continuation of a dual carriageway from Abbey Meads through to the LYDIARD FIELDS area to take traffic away from junctions (such as Rodbourne bridges)......or a continuation through to the GREAT WEST WAY near to the B&Q area on the GREAT WEST WAY would be a boon; Crossing the railway line would be the expensive part. This is a result of the 'piecemeal' planning and not a long term plan. Anything else is just 'tinkering at the edges'.   Cooking_by_smoke_alarm
  • Score: 17

11:42am Thu 28 Aug 14

cmcelderry says...

As has been said by others, no restructuring of the roundabout can solve the problem of there simply being too much traffic passing through that point of the town. Personally, as someone who commutes from West Swindon to the east side of town via the roundabout, I have no problem with it at the moment. I very rarely have any significant delay there. So, 12 months of misery and then almost certainly something that will be worse for me anyway.

I only wish the council has spent longer considering some of the alternative options: http://goo.gl/ilDEEV
As has been said by others, no restructuring of the roundabout can solve the problem of there simply being too much traffic passing through that point of the town. Personally, as someone who commutes from West Swindon to the east side of town via the roundabout, I have no problem with it at the moment. I very rarely have any significant delay there. So, 12 months of misery and then almost certainly something that will be worse for me anyway. I only wish the council has spent longer considering some of the alternative options: http://goo.gl/ilDEEV cmcelderry
  • Score: 4

11:47am Thu 28 Aug 14

A.Baron-Cohen says...

Cooking_by_smoke_ala
rm
wrote:
umpcah says...


Alan Bast*rd wrote:
Currently not all traffic in the area has to use all the roundabouts there. Putting it all into one roundabout means that all traffic will use that one roundabout. I'll reserve judgement for when it's finished but don't have much confidence in it.
Blaming pedestrians for traffic congestion is Utterly selfish and stupid. Sheer weight of traffic is the cause.
" Sheer weight of traffic is the cause " Agreed ! If the new bypass , when eventually complete , from North West area of Swindon adds traffic to the melee...............


.......... With town expansion more and more cars are entering Swindon`s roads every year anyway ! There`s a fortune waiting for anyone who can develop cheap helicopters ! Score: -2

The town needs a continuation of a dual carriageway from Abbey Meads through to the LYDIARD FIELDS area to take traffic away from junctions (such as Rodbourne bridges)......or a continuation through to the GREAT WEST WAY near to the B&Q area on the GREAT WEST WAY would be a boon; Crossing the railway line would be the expensive part.
This is a result of the 'piecemeal' planning and not a long term plan.
Anything else is just 'tinkering at the edges'.




There is no real infrastructure plan for Swindon, we have a council quite happy to multiply building projects, it brings investment, job, extra taxpayers and 106 money. The problem is that there is no planning for roads, hospital, schools to support building and population growth.
Swindon is and will most likely grind to a halt, and this will prove highly counterproductive in the long term.
[quote][p][bold]Cooking_by_smoke_ala rm[/bold] wrote: umpcah says... Alan Bast*rd wrote: Currently not all traffic in the area has to use all the roundabouts there. Putting it all into one roundabout means that all traffic will use that one roundabout. I'll reserve judgement for when it's finished but don't have much confidence in it. Blaming pedestrians for traffic congestion is Utterly selfish and stupid. Sheer weight of traffic is the cause. " Sheer weight of traffic is the cause " Agreed ! If the new bypass , when eventually complete , from North West area of Swindon adds traffic to the melee............... .......... With town expansion more and more cars are entering Swindon`s roads every year anyway ! There`s a fortune waiting for anyone who can develop cheap helicopters ! Score: -2 The town needs a continuation of a dual carriageway from Abbey Meads through to the LYDIARD FIELDS area to take traffic away from junctions (such as Rodbourne bridges)......or a continuation through to the GREAT WEST WAY near to the B&Q area on the GREAT WEST WAY would be a boon; Crossing the railway line would be the expensive part. This is a result of the 'piecemeal' planning and not a long term plan. Anything else is just 'tinkering at the edges'.  [/p][/quote]There is no real infrastructure plan for Swindon, we have a council quite happy to multiply building projects, it brings investment, job, extra taxpayers and 106 money. The problem is that there is no planning for roads, hospital, schools to support building and population growth. Swindon is and will most likely grind to a halt, and this will prove highly counterproductive in the long term. A.Baron-Cohen
  • Score: 12

12:01pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Alan Bast*rd says...

Saddo clegane up to his usual abuse of the site. #voterigging
Saddo clegane up to his usual abuse of the site. #voterigging Alan Bast*rd
  • Score: -1

1:48pm Thu 28 Aug 14

are u mad says...

half the problem at bruce street bridges is the stalemate caused by people entering the roundabout with no where to go and blocking others from crossing. least one large roundabout will force everyone to go in the same direction and allow the traffic to flow.

surely the council could have planned this better seeing at greenbridge is also going to be gridlocked at the same period with the bridge being closed for 5 months???
half the problem at bruce street bridges is the stalemate caused by people entering the roundabout with no where to go and blocking others from crossing. least one large roundabout will force everyone to go in the same direction and allow the traffic to flow. surely the council could have planned this better seeing at greenbridge is also going to be gridlocked at the same period with the bridge being closed for 5 months??? are u mad
  • Score: 4

1:56pm Thu 28 Aug 14

house on the hill says...

umpcah wrote:
house on the hill wrote:
EastleazeRed wrote:
Don't see how changing bruce street bridges to a single roundabout is going to ease congestion . Its all down to the volume of traffic that passes through
And the pedestrians crossing that can see upwards of 50 cars stationary while 1 person crosses the road. It isn't just volume of traffic it is trying to have people and cars in the same space which slows everything down as well. We need more under and over passes to help traffic flow and increase pedestrian safety.
Under and over passes i.e. bridges and subways can be a problem . The former present difficulty for the elderly and subways attract muggers , flashers and other pervs.
So surely we should be dealing with those issues rather than just giving into them? If they really want to speed up traffic flow then keeping pedestrians and cars apart is the way to go. And not just the elderly I guess, with ever expanding waistlines even teenagers struggle on bridges!
[quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]house on the hill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]EastleazeRed[/bold] wrote: Don't see how changing bruce street bridges to a single roundabout is going to ease congestion . Its all down to the volume of traffic that passes through[/p][/quote]And the pedestrians crossing that can see upwards of 50 cars stationary while 1 person crosses the road. It isn't just volume of traffic it is trying to have people and cars in the same space which slows everything down as well. We need more under and over passes to help traffic flow and increase pedestrian safety.[/p][/quote]Under and over passes i.e. bridges and subways can be a problem . The former present difficulty for the elderly and subways attract muggers , flashers and other pervs.[/p][/quote]So surely we should be dealing with those issues rather than just giving into them? If they really want to speed up traffic flow then keeping pedestrians and cars apart is the way to go. And not just the elderly I guess, with ever expanding waistlines even teenagers struggle on bridges! house on the hill
  • Score: 3

4:19pm Thu 28 Aug 14

trustnopolitician says...

Plenty of scope to b***s this up -hope SBC have got a planner who knows what they are doing - or is this hoping for the impossible?
Plenty of scope to b***s this up -hope SBC have got a planner who knows what they are doing - or is this hoping for the impossible? trustnopolitician
  • Score: 6

5:37pm Thu 28 Aug 14

beach1e says...

given the amount of development that has occured to the north of the town...where has that s106 money been spent? there should be super highways given the amount of new housing..but of course not, it will all be spent in the town centre as per usual..hopefully someone in the council and local bus companies will think that as the congestions is going to be terrible, there will be some priority for buses which carry many over cars which carry generally 1 person but not many more.
given the amount of development that has occured to the north of the town...where has that s106 money been spent? there should be super highways given the amount of new housing..but of course not, it will all be spent in the town centre as per usual..hopefully someone in the council and local bus companies will think that as the congestions is going to be terrible, there will be some priority for buses which carry many over cars which carry generally 1 person but not many more. beach1e
  • Score: 2

8:55pm Thu 28 Aug 14

sprouty70 says...

I commute to Oxford daily......... Swindon, traffic?,,,,,,,,,, I don't think so!!
I commute to Oxford daily......... Swindon, traffic?,,,,,,,,,, I don't think so!! sprouty70
  • Score: 1

1:25am Fri 29 Aug 14

Moth says...

Sandor Clegane wrote:
house on the hill wrote:
EastleazeRed wrote:
Don't see how changing bruce street bridges to a single roundabout is going to ease congestion . Its all down to the volume of traffic that passes through
And the pedestrians crossing that can see upwards of 50 cars stationary while 1 person crosses the road. It isn't just volume of traffic it is trying to have people and cars in the same space which slows everything down as well. We need more under and over passes to help traffic flow and increase pedestrian safety.
Absolutely agreed.

The placement of road crossings in Swindon is directly responsible for much of the congestion we see in around the town.
Road crossings immediately after roundabouts, crossing with buses parked on the zig-zag lines (that is illegal so why do SBC/Thamesdown buses get away with it)?

Go up Pinehurst Road/Circle and turn left onto Whitworth Road. OMG! There's a zebra crossing...but you can't see it for the wall and hedge. Most of us know it's there but what about someone from out of town who doesn't know it's there? Another accident waiting to happen. It is far too close to the roundabout and junction but hey, SBC planners as we all know haven't got one single brain cell between them.
[quote][p][bold]Sandor Clegane[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]house on the hill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]EastleazeRed[/bold] wrote: Don't see how changing bruce street bridges to a single roundabout is going to ease congestion . Its all down to the volume of traffic that passes through[/p][/quote]And the pedestrians crossing that can see upwards of 50 cars stationary while 1 person crosses the road. It isn't just volume of traffic it is trying to have people and cars in the same space which slows everything down as well. We need more under and over passes to help traffic flow and increase pedestrian safety.[/p][/quote]Absolutely agreed. The placement of road crossings in Swindon is directly responsible for much of the congestion we see in around the town.[/p][/quote]Road crossings immediately after roundabouts, crossing with buses parked on the zig-zag lines (that is illegal so why do SBC/Thamesdown buses get away with it)? Go up Pinehurst Road/Circle and turn left onto Whitworth Road. OMG! There's a zebra crossing...but you can't see it for the wall and hedge. Most of us know it's there but what about someone from out of town who doesn't know it's there? Another accident waiting to happen. It is far too close to the roundabout and junction but hey, SBC planners as we all know haven't got one single brain cell between them. Moth
  • Score: 10
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