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  • #71524

    johnhoppy
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    JaneJ…..you talk about the people who park there as ‘culprits’. There is no parking restriction on this road so anyone is permitted to park there as long as they like, as long as they are not causing an obstruction.

    #71498

    Born Acorn
    Participant

    The only ‘culprits’ are highways who should have done something about it when it started to become an issue years ago – 2006 was it?.

    As a separate observation, what else happened around the same time? Oh yes – Eagles Meadow was closed as a council car park.

    #71547
    Sheefag
    Sheefag
    Participant

    Spot on Jane, penalise the workers for deigning to go to work instead of sitting on their fat arses, doing nothing instead.

    #71542

    JaneJ
    Participant

    On re reading what I posted I see why people think I was having a go at workers parking — that was not my intention I was trying to high light Clr Wynns assertions that residents needed car parking and my point is there is very limited housing. Free for all parking is the norm for drivers who clearly look for a freebie space first before paying a car park fee if possible.
    I have no problem who parks there but the safety is essential and a single side car parking seems to be the only solution.

    #71503

    lazyjack
    Member

    I also think that a one-way system on this road is a stupid idea. Anyone remember the one-way trial under Stansty bridge ? Total disaster and the only people who couldn’t see it coming were the council.

    There are several issues which seem quite obvious to me:

    * Cars are more likely to speed down the road if it’s one-way, as there’s no oncoming traffic to worry about
    * Some cars which can no longer go in one direction may use Poyser Street instead, which just happens to have SCHOOL ENTRANCES on, along with a lot of houses
    * Other surrounding streets, such as Bradley Road and Ruabon Road/Pen-y-Bryn, which are already extremely busy will just become busier

    #71504

    lazyjack
    Member

    @lazyjack 17908 wrote:

    * Other surrounding streets, such as Bradley Road and Ruabon Road/Pen-y-Bryn, which are already extremely busy will just become busier

    Actually meant Victoria Road, not Bradley Road.

    #71510
    cmaj76
    cmaj76
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    @lazyjack 17908 wrote:

    I also think that a one-way system on this road is a stupid idea. Anyone remember the one-way trial under Stansty bridge ? Total disaster and the only people who couldn’t see it coming were the council.

    There are several issues which seem quite obvious to me:

    * Cars are more likely to speed down the road if it’s one-way, as there’s no oncoming traffic to worry about
    * Some cars which can no longer go in one direction may use Poyser Street instead, which just happens to have SCHOOL ENTRANCES on, along with a lot of houses
    * Other surrounding streets, such as Bradley Road and Ruabon Road/Pen-y-Bryn, which are already extremely busy will just become busier

    Sounds like common sense to me, maybe that’s why we don’t work for the council.

    #71528

    david1ten
    Participant

    Park there all the time, no problem using Ruthin Road, just take your time and be courteous. There’s little enough free parking in town.

    #71533

    PhilWynn
    Participant

    @janej 17904 wrote:

    On re reading what I posted I see why people think I was having a go at workers parking — that was not my intention I was trying to high light Clr Wynns assertions that residents needed car parking and my point is there is very limited housing. Free for all parking is the norm for drivers who clearly look for a freebie space first before paying a car park fee if possible.
    I have no problem who parks there but the safety is essential and a single side car parking seems to be the only solution.

    Jane- it is not so much the local residents that need the parking spaces that Ruthin Rd offer but any reduction will inevitably lead to displaced vehicles being parked up on residential side streets leading off Bradley Rd or Poyser St and there in lies my concern.

    Ruthin Rd on-street parking is very helpful when we have events going on in Bellevue Park, for users of Bellevue Park Bowling Club or for parents dropping their children off at Victoria School.

    Cllr Phil Wynn

    #71534

    PhilWynn
    Participant

    @lazyjack 17908 wrote:

    I also think that a one-way system on this road is a stupid idea. Anyone remember the one-way trial under Stansty bridge ? Total disaster and the only people who couldn’t see it coming were the council.

    There are several issues which seem quite obvious to me:

    * Cars are more likely to speed down the road if it’s one-way, as there’s no oncoming traffic to worry about
    * Some cars which can no longer go in one direction may use Poyser Street instead, which just happens to have SCHOOL ENTRANCES on, along with a lot of houses
    * Other surrounding streets, such as Bradley Road and Ruabon Road/Pen-y-Bryn, which are already extremely busy will just become busier

    Jack – it is my understanding that Poyser St will also be made one-way to prevent the street becoming a rat-run as you have rightly pointed out.

    As I have already stated it is for a trial period so we will need to monitor the change in driving patterns to see if matters are improved or not as the case may be.

    Cllr Phil Wynn

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