Gridlock again for Bournemouth hospital staff, visitors and patients

Gridlock again for Bournemouth hospital staff, visitors and patients

Gridlock again for Bournemouth hospital staff, visitors and patients

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COMMUTERS are being left frustrated once more this evening around the area of the Royal Bournemouth Hospital.

Hospital workers have contacted the Daily Echo as the rush hour gets under way.

One, who asked not to be named, said: “It’s a regular occurrence.

“I’ve been told there’s a problem along Barrack Road.

“I’ve been sat in my car and cannot get out of the car park and I have a nine-year-old I have to pick up from school.”

Dorset Police said it had no record of any incidents.

It is thought that the combined effect of roadworks at Barrack Road, which include a lane closure, and the closures of the Avon Causeway and Stony Lane due to flooding are to blame.

A spokesperson for Royal Bournemouth Hospital said: “We have held constructive meetings with the council and continue to work together towards both short and long term congestion solutions.”

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7:17pm Thu 13 Feb 14

Telscombe Cliffy says...

Yes , down to one lane at Stour Road lights, Eastbound
Yes , down to one lane at Stour Road lights, Eastbound Telscombe Cliffy
  • Score: 2

7:30pm Thu 13 Feb 14

muscliffman says...

"A spokesperson for Royal Bournemouth Hospital said: “We have held constructive meetings with the council and continue to work together towards both short and long term congestion solutions.”

Thanks a bunch that really helps, nice tea and biscuits?
"A spokesperson for Royal Bournemouth Hospital said: “We have held constructive meetings with the council and continue to work together towards both short and long term congestion solutions.” Thanks a bunch that really helps, nice tea and biscuits? muscliffman
  • Score: 13

7:39pm Thu 13 Feb 14

Hessenford says...

Office staff from the hospital, staff from the courts, staff from Rias plus visitors leaving the hospital all heading for an already congested cross roads, its obvious that its going to be bunged up, the whole area has been subjected to over building for years without any significant road improvements.
Untill a bypass is built which cuts out Barrack road and Christchurch completely things will get much worse, this always happens at this time of the evening because of the amount of office staff leaving the hospital at the same time, perhaps they should have staggered start and finish times.
Office staff from the hospital, staff from the courts, staff from Rias plus visitors leaving the hospital all heading for an already congested cross roads, its obvious that its going to be bunged up, the whole area has been subjected to over building for years without any significant road improvements. Untill a bypass is built which cuts out Barrack road and Christchurch completely things will get much worse, this always happens at this time of the evening because of the amount of office staff leaving the hospital at the same time, perhaps they should have staggered start and finish times. Hessenford
  • Score: 10

8:46pm Thu 13 Feb 14

Chukki's uncle says...

If you are waiting for either Bournemouth or Dorset Council to sort this out, you may have a long wait. But there is a nice new bus hub to wait in. Shame the buses cant get out either
If you are waiting for either Bournemouth or Dorset Council to sort this out, you may have a long wait. But there is a nice new bus hub to wait in. Shame the buses cant get out either Chukki's uncle
  • Score: 9

8:54pm Thu 13 Feb 14

muscliffman says...

Hessenford wrote:
Office staff from the hospital, staff from the courts, staff from Rias plus visitors leaving the hospital all heading for an already congested cross roads, its obvious that its going to be bunged up, the whole area has been subjected to over building for years without any significant road improvements.
Untill a bypass is built which cuts out Barrack road and Christchurch completely things will get much worse, this always happens at this time of the evening because of the amount of office staff leaving the hospital at the same time, perhaps they should have staggered start and finish times.
Which broadly brings us back to the Barrack Rd/Castle Lane relief road first suggested in the 1960's - in wise anticipation of these future developments, but subsequently shelved.
[quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: Office staff from the hospital, staff from the courts, staff from Rias plus visitors leaving the hospital all heading for an already congested cross roads, its obvious that its going to be bunged up, the whole area has been subjected to over building for years without any significant road improvements. Untill a bypass is built which cuts out Barrack road and Christchurch completely things will get much worse, this always happens at this time of the evening because of the amount of office staff leaving the hospital at the same time, perhaps they should have staggered start and finish times.[/p][/quote]Which broadly brings us back to the Barrack Rd/Castle Lane relief road first suggested in the 1960's - in wise anticipation of these future developments, but subsequently shelved. muscliffman
  • Score: 9

9:15pm Thu 13 Feb 14

Hessenford says...

muscliffman wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
Office staff from the hospital, staff from the courts, staff from Rias plus visitors leaving the hospital all heading for an already congested cross roads, its obvious that its going to be bunged up, the whole area has been subjected to over building for years without any significant road improvements.
Untill a bypass is built which cuts out Barrack road and Christchurch completely things will get much worse, this always happens at this time of the evening because of the amount of office staff leaving the hospital at the same time, perhaps they should have staggered start and finish times.
Which broadly brings us back to the Barrack Rd/Castle Lane relief road first suggested in the 1960's - in wise anticipation of these future developments, but subsequently shelved.
It was raised again in the 1980s and Christchurch residents had leaflets through their doors with four suggested routes for a new bypass, one route was chosen which would have stopped all this congestion in its tracks, unfortunately the green minority tree hugging looney toons put a stop to it.
[quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: Office staff from the hospital, staff from the courts, staff from Rias plus visitors leaving the hospital all heading for an already congested cross roads, its obvious that its going to be bunged up, the whole area has been subjected to over building for years without any significant road improvements. Untill a bypass is built which cuts out Barrack road and Christchurch completely things will get much worse, this always happens at this time of the evening because of the amount of office staff leaving the hospital at the same time, perhaps they should have staggered start and finish times.[/p][/quote]Which broadly brings us back to the Barrack Rd/Castle Lane relief road first suggested in the 1960's - in wise anticipation of these future developments, but subsequently shelved.[/p][/quote]It was raised again in the 1980s and Christchurch residents had leaflets through their doors with four suggested routes for a new bypass, one route was chosen which would have stopped all this congestion in its tracks, unfortunately the green minority tree hugging looney toons put a stop to it. Hessenford
  • Score: 4

10:03pm Thu 13 Feb 14

muscliffman says...

Hessenford wrote:
muscliffman wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
Office staff from the hospital, staff from the courts, staff from Rias plus visitors leaving the hospital all heading for an already congested cross roads, its obvious that its going to be bunged up, the whole area has been subjected to over building for years without any significant road improvements.
Untill a bypass is built which cuts out Barrack road and Christchurch completely things will get much worse, this always happens at this time of the evening because of the amount of office staff leaving the hospital at the same time, perhaps they should have staggered start and finish times.
Which broadly brings us back to the Barrack Rd/Castle Lane relief road first suggested in the 1960's - in wise anticipation of these future developments, but subsequently shelved.
It was raised again in the 1980s and Christchurch residents had leaflets through their doors with four suggested routes for a new bypass, one route was chosen which would have stopped all this congestion in its tracks, unfortunately the green minority tree hugging looney toons put a stop to it.
How topical! That will be the same sort of 'tree hugging loons' who have been dictating policy at the Environment Agency which stopped dredging vital rivers because of the riverside wildlife - that also went well!
[quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: Office staff from the hospital, staff from the courts, staff from Rias plus visitors leaving the hospital all heading for an already congested cross roads, its obvious that its going to be bunged up, the whole area has been subjected to over building for years without any significant road improvements. Untill a bypass is built which cuts out Barrack road and Christchurch completely things will get much worse, this always happens at this time of the evening because of the amount of office staff leaving the hospital at the same time, perhaps they should have staggered start and finish times.[/p][/quote]Which broadly brings us back to the Barrack Rd/Castle Lane relief road first suggested in the 1960's - in wise anticipation of these future developments, but subsequently shelved.[/p][/quote]It was raised again in the 1980s and Christchurch residents had leaflets through their doors with four suggested routes for a new bypass, one route was chosen which would have stopped all this congestion in its tracks, unfortunately the green minority tree hugging looney toons put a stop to it.[/p][/quote]How topical! That will be the same sort of 'tree hugging loons' who have been dictating policy at the Environment Agency which stopped dredging vital rivers because of the riverside wildlife - that also went well! muscliffman
  • Score: 5

10:04pm Thu 13 Feb 14

LJT1966 says...

Not a workman in sight at gone 8am this morning at roadworks and traffic backed up the length of Barrack Road. why they went ahead with these works when Fairmile Rd is a virtual car park due to Stoney Lane/Avon causeway closure is beyond me. Notice roadworks are imminent at fountain roundabout as well - just when they've opened the High Street after weeks of gas works. Driving around Christchurch a complete nightmare at the moment.
Not a workman in sight at gone 8am this morning at roadworks and traffic backed up the length of Barrack Road. why they went ahead with these works when Fairmile Rd is a virtual car park due to Stoney Lane/Avon causeway closure is beyond me. Notice roadworks are imminent at fountain roundabout as well - just when they've opened the High Street after weeks of gas works. Driving around Christchurch a complete nightmare at the moment. LJT1966
  • Score: 5

10:12pm Thu 13 Feb 14

FNS-man says...

It's a shame the sick, disabled and infirm are caused such hardship by all the lazy able-bodied people who insist on driving.
It's a shame the sick, disabled and infirm are caused such hardship by all the lazy able-bodied people who insist on driving. FNS-man
  • Score: -8

10:16pm Thu 13 Feb 14

Hessenford says...

muscliffman wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
muscliffman wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
Office staff from the hospital, staff from the courts, staff from Rias plus visitors leaving the hospital all heading for an already congested cross roads, its obvious that its going to be bunged up, the whole area has been subjected to over building for years without any significant road improvements.
Untill a bypass is built which cuts out Barrack road and Christchurch completely things will get much worse, this always happens at this time of the evening because of the amount of office staff leaving the hospital at the same time, perhaps they should have staggered start and finish times.
Which broadly brings us back to the Barrack Rd/Castle Lane relief road first suggested in the 1960's - in wise anticipation of these future developments, but subsequently shelved.
It was raised again in the 1980s and Christchurch residents had leaflets through their doors with four suggested routes for a new bypass, one route was chosen which would have stopped all this congestion in its tracks, unfortunately the green minority tree hugging looney toons put a stop to it.
How topical! That will be the same sort of 'tree hugging loons' who have been dictating policy at the Environment Agency which stopped dredging vital rivers because of the riverside wildlife - that also went well!
Quite, these tree hugging loons have done more to damage the environment than protect it.
Don't dredge rivers in case we disturb some worm or lizard that no one sees, result, half of the country flooded with contaminated water every where let alone thousands of people thrown out of their homes.
Don't build a new Christchurch by pass in case we disturb the odd bird of insects, result, thousands of cars gridlocked pumping out exhaust fumes..
I don't believe a word of these climate change bearded wonders but what I do believe is that they cause more trouble to us than is necessary.
[quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: Office staff from the hospital, staff from the courts, staff from Rias plus visitors leaving the hospital all heading for an already congested cross roads, its obvious that its going to be bunged up, the whole area has been subjected to over building for years without any significant road improvements. Untill a bypass is built which cuts out Barrack road and Christchurch completely things will get much worse, this always happens at this time of the evening because of the amount of office staff leaving the hospital at the same time, perhaps they should have staggered start and finish times.[/p][/quote]Which broadly brings us back to the Barrack Rd/Castle Lane relief road first suggested in the 1960's - in wise anticipation of these future developments, but subsequently shelved.[/p][/quote]It was raised again in the 1980s and Christchurch residents had leaflets through their doors with four suggested routes for a new bypass, one route was chosen which would have stopped all this congestion in its tracks, unfortunately the green minority tree hugging looney toons put a stop to it.[/p][/quote]How topical! That will be the same sort of 'tree hugging loons' who have been dictating policy at the Environment Agency which stopped dredging vital rivers because of the riverside wildlife - that also went well![/p][/quote]Quite, these tree hugging loons have done more to damage the environment than protect it. Don't dredge rivers in case we disturb some worm or lizard that no one sees, result, half of the country flooded with contaminated water every where let alone thousands of people thrown out of their homes. Don't build a new Christchurch by pass in case we disturb the odd bird of insects, result, thousands of cars gridlocked pumping out exhaust fumes.. I don't believe a word of these climate change bearded wonders but what I do believe is that they cause more trouble to us than is necessary. Hessenford
  • Score: 3

10:24pm Thu 13 Feb 14

Hessenford says...

FNS-man wrote:
It's a shame the sick, disabled and infirm are caused such hardship by all the lazy able-bodied people who insist on driving.
You sound like a member of the looney toons who cause this gridlock in the first place by stopping road building.
People don't insist on driving, some have no choice because they have a job miles away and work unsocial hours, perhaps you should try it sometime.
The days are long gone when people worked in their own neighborhood, people now have to work where jobs are and public transport is not an option.
[quote][p][bold]FNS-man[/bold] wrote: It's a shame the sick, disabled and infirm are caused such hardship by all the lazy able-bodied people who insist on driving.[/p][/quote]You sound like a member of the looney toons who cause this gridlock in the first place by stopping road building. People don't insist on driving, some have no choice because they have a job miles away and work unsocial hours, perhaps you should try it sometime. The days are long gone when people worked in their own neighborhood, people now have to work where jobs are and public transport is not an option. Hessenford
  • Score: 8

11:41pm Thu 13 Feb 14

s-pb2 says...

It doesnt help when the roads department at Town Hall put in so many parking restrictions in the surrounding areas, that all those commuters have no choice other than to park in their car parks.

Why dont they set up a permit system, so firstly residents can park on their own roads and secondly permits can be given to hospital staff so they can park away from the hospital, thus causing less congestion and appeasing local residents who have to park streets away from their own quiet residential roads
It doesnt help when the roads department at Town Hall put in so many parking restrictions in the surrounding areas, that all those commuters have no choice other than to park in their car parks. Why dont they set up a permit system, so firstly residents can park on their own roads and secondly permits can be given to hospital staff so they can park away from the hospital, thus causing less congestion and appeasing local residents who have to park streets away from their own quiet residential roads s-pb2
  • Score: 0

1:19pm Fri 14 Feb 14

FNS-man says...

Hessenford wrote:
FNS-man wrote: It's a shame the sick, disabled and infirm are caused such hardship by all the lazy able-bodied people who insist on driving.
You sound like a member of the looney toons who cause this gridlock in the first place by stopping road building. People don't insist on driving, some have no choice because they have a job miles away and work unsocial hours, perhaps you should try it sometime. The days are long gone when people worked in their own neighborhood, people now have to work where jobs are and public transport is not an option.
I commuted from Christchurch to Salisbury for 2 years using a combination of a bike and buses. I suggest the vast majority of people commuting down Castle Lane have a much shorter commute.

Just accept that if you're going to be lazy and drive you'll cause jams for yourself and others to be stuck in.
[quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FNS-man[/bold] wrote: It's a shame the sick, disabled and infirm are caused such hardship by all the lazy able-bodied people who insist on driving.[/p][/quote]You sound like a member of the looney toons who cause this gridlock in the first place by stopping road building. People don't insist on driving, some have no choice because they have a job miles away and work unsocial hours, perhaps you should try it sometime. The days are long gone when people worked in their own neighborhood, people now have to work where jobs are and public transport is not an option.[/p][/quote]I commuted from Christchurch to Salisbury for 2 years using a combination of a bike and buses. I suggest the vast majority of people commuting down Castle Lane have a much shorter commute. Just accept that if you're going to be lazy and drive you'll cause jams for yourself and others to be stuck in. FNS-man
  • Score: -1

4:21pm Fri 14 Feb 14

Hessenford says...

FNS-man wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
FNS-man wrote: It's a shame the sick, disabled and infirm are caused such hardship by all the lazy able-bodied people who insist on driving.
You sound like a member of the looney toons who cause this gridlock in the first place by stopping road building. People don't insist on driving, some have no choice because they have a job miles away and work unsocial hours, perhaps you should try it sometime. The days are long gone when people worked in their own neighborhood, people now have to work where jobs are and public transport is not an option.
I commuted from Christchurch to Salisbury for 2 years using a combination of a bike and buses. I suggest the vast majority of people commuting down Castle Lane have a much shorter commute.

Just accept that if you're going to be lazy and drive you'll cause jams for yourself and others to be stuck in.
I find that hard to believe, even if true I doubt you were working unsocial hours such as 6am start or 10 pm finish, that distance is quicker by car anyway, some people have families to get home to, besides cars don't cause jams, bad road design and over building does.
[quote][p][bold]FNS-man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FNS-man[/bold] wrote: It's a shame the sick, disabled and infirm are caused such hardship by all the lazy able-bodied people who insist on driving.[/p][/quote]You sound like a member of the looney toons who cause this gridlock in the first place by stopping road building. People don't insist on driving, some have no choice because they have a job miles away and work unsocial hours, perhaps you should try it sometime. The days are long gone when people worked in their own neighborhood, people now have to work where jobs are and public transport is not an option.[/p][/quote]I commuted from Christchurch to Salisbury for 2 years using a combination of a bike and buses. I suggest the vast majority of people commuting down Castle Lane have a much shorter commute. Just accept that if you're going to be lazy and drive you'll cause jams for yourself and others to be stuck in.[/p][/quote]I find that hard to believe, even if true I doubt you were working unsocial hours such as 6am start or 10 pm finish, that distance is quicker by car anyway, some people have families to get home to, besides cars don't cause jams, bad road design and over building does. Hessenford
  • Score: 0

8:22pm Fri 14 Feb 14

FNS-man says...

Hessenford wrote:
FNS-man wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
FNS-man wrote: It's a shame the sick, disabled and infirm are caused such hardship by all the lazy able-bodied people who insist on driving.
You sound like a member of the looney toons who cause this gridlock in the first place by stopping road building. People don't insist on driving, some have no choice because they have a job miles away and work unsocial hours, perhaps you should try it sometime. The days are long gone when people worked in their own neighborhood, people now have to work where jobs are and public transport is not an option.
I commuted from Christchurch to Salisbury for 2 years using a combination of a bike and buses. I suggest the vast majority of people commuting down Castle Lane have a much shorter commute.

Just accept that if you're going to be lazy and drive you'll cause jams for yourself and others to be stuck in.
I find that hard to believe, even if true I doubt you were working unsocial hours such as 6am start or 10 pm finish, that distance is quicker by car anyway, some people have families to get home to, besides cars don't cause jams, bad road design and over building does.
How are the people working unsocial hours causing jams? Surely they go to work on fairly empty streets. You appear to have a tenuous understanding of what a traffic jam is if you think people leaving work at 10pm or arriving at work at 6am get stuck in them.

Over building causes jams? Are there houses blocking the roads? No, there are cars blocking the roads.
[quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FNS-man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FNS-man[/bold] wrote: It's a shame the sick, disabled and infirm are caused such hardship by all the lazy able-bodied people who insist on driving.[/p][/quote]You sound like a member of the looney toons who cause this gridlock in the first place by stopping road building. People don't insist on driving, some have no choice because they have a job miles away and work unsocial hours, perhaps you should try it sometime. The days are long gone when people worked in their own neighborhood, people now have to work where jobs are and public transport is not an option.[/p][/quote]I commuted from Christchurch to Salisbury for 2 years using a combination of a bike and buses. I suggest the vast majority of people commuting down Castle Lane have a much shorter commute. Just accept that if you're going to be lazy and drive you'll cause jams for yourself and others to be stuck in.[/p][/quote]I find that hard to believe, even if true I doubt you were working unsocial hours such as 6am start or 10 pm finish, that distance is quicker by car anyway, some people have families to get home to, besides cars don't cause jams, bad road design and over building does.[/p][/quote]How are the people working unsocial hours causing jams? Surely they go to work on fairly empty streets. You appear to have a tenuous understanding of what a traffic jam is if you think people leaving work at 10pm or arriving at work at 6am get stuck in them. Over building causes jams? Are there houses blocking the roads? No, there are cars blocking the roads. FNS-man
  • Score: 0

8:28pm Fri 14 Feb 14

FNS-man says...

Also why would you not believe I worked in Salisbury for two years? There is a big life insurance company there that employs a lot of people. I would get 45 minutes of work done on my laptop each way, so even though the journey took longer I still was well ahead the time wise. If it was a nice day I'd get off the bus at Ringwood and cycle back to get a bit more exercise.

Why not just admit most people could cycle to work if they wanted to? It's not a crime to be lazy and stuck in your ways. It does cause traffic jams though.
Also why would you not believe I worked in Salisbury for two years? There is a big life insurance company there that employs a lot of people. I would get 45 minutes of work done on my laptop each way, so even though the journey took longer I still was well ahead the time wise. If it was a nice day I'd get off the bus at Ringwood and cycle back to get a bit more exercise. Why not just admit most people could cycle to work if they wanted to? It's not a crime to be lazy and stuck in your ways. It does cause traffic jams though. FNS-man
  • Score: 0

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