UPDATED: Enough is enough: Stop the Upton bypass work now, says councillor

Bournemouth Echo: Enough is enough: Stop the Upton bypass work now, says councillor Enough is enough: Stop the Upton bypass work now, says councillor

A leading councillor has called on highway chiefs to abandon controversial roadworks on the A35 Upton bypass after a day of traffic chaos yesterday.

Thousands of motorists were snarled up in chaos as roads were blocked by congestion.

The repairs and maintenance by Dorset County Council started on the day that the Sandbanks ferry was taken out of service for five weeks.

It meant that drivers trying to get into Poole and Bournemouth from the west faced huge delays and frustration.

“Now they have seen the chaos it’s causing, why can’t they say it’s too much and call it off?” said Cllr Fred Drane, who represents Lytchett on the county council.

After the first morning of Upton bypass work with roads gridlocked in all directions, he is calling for the scheme to be postponed until another time.

Cllr Drane intends to raise the issue at the full county council meeting on Thursday.

“They said they would work at night but that’s completely useless as the road is still coned off during the day and no work is being done,” he said.

Keep track of the traffic and let us know what you think in our live story

However the county council said while resurfacing work will take place at night repairs to the Policeman’s Lane bridge is being carried out in daylight.

Journeys to work took hours instead of minutes yesterday as hard-pressed drivers were hit by a triple whammy on the roads around Poole.

And as furious and frustrated drivers sought explanations, sorry seemed the hardest word for the county council whose cabinet member for transport, Cllr Peter Finney said there would “inevitably” be delays and drivers should allow “plenty of extra” time for their journeys.

The start of 15 weeks of engineering work by Dorset County Council – which brought the A35 Upton bypass down to a single lane eastward – coincided with Wessex Water’s 10 weeks of work to replace a water main in Blandford Road with a one-way section as well as the removal of the Sandbanks ferry for its biennial repaint and refit.

“Where is the co-ordination?” said Alison Ashford of Intec Printing Solutions in Hamworthy. “My 40-minute journey to work took one-and-a-half hours this morning.

“To arrive late for work on one day is bad enough but even if staff leave ridiculously early to get in on time it is still likely that they will arrive late.

“To expect to have to endure such unnecessary delays for the next six weeks is completely unacceptable in a supposedly developed country. Why on earth can’t these road works be carried out at night like elsewhere in the world?

”Miles of traffic jams clogged country roads as frustrated motorists sought to avoid congestion on the Upton bypass but just succeeded in creating more.

Blandford Road North was queued back past the Limberlost traffic lights and vehicles wound round the bends of Randalls Hill as drivers found there was no escape.

“It’s a pain,” said Sarajane Clark, 25, who lives in Creekmoor and works as a cleaner and waitress at the Bakers Arms.

“It took half-an-hour to get from Lytchett to Upton to take my child to nursery, rather than five minutes.”

Colleague Carly Goddard, 23, who lives on Turlin Moor said: “I’m just dreading going home. I have got to go along the dual-carriageway and all the way through town to get there.”

UPDATE: The county council are pledging to remove the cones to allow traffic to rejoin the carriageway at  the junction with the A350. Resurfacing work should be finished by next Friday. Blandford Road, however is now to be closed in both directions after a sewer collapsed. All the details in our live story

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8:45am Wed 7 Nov 12

Cosmic Crusader says...

The ferry takes 48 cars and makes approximately 4 crossings per hour, about 3 - 4 cars per minute. It seems to me that that the real cause of the congestion is more likely the restricted carriageways for existing traffic rather than the increased demand because of the absence of Bramble Bush Bay.
The ferry takes 48 cars and makes approximately 4 crossings per hour, about 3 - 4 cars per minute. It seems to me that that the real cause of the congestion is more likely the restricted carriageways for existing traffic rather than the increased demand because of the absence of Bramble Bush Bay. Cosmic Crusader
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8:45am Wed 7 Nov 12

Adrian XX says...

It is very stupid not to coordinate with the ferry company.

However, I think some of the people complaining would be better off walking or cycling. Creekmoor to The Bakers Arms is only an hour on foot or a 15-20 minutes by bicycle. If you are sitting in jams, consider a method of travel powered by your legs. It will get you fit as well as getting you to work quicker.
It is very stupid not to coordinate with the ferry company. However, I think some of the people complaining would be better off walking or cycling. Creekmoor to The Bakers Arms is only an hour on foot or a 15-20 minutes by bicycle. If you are sitting in jams, consider a method of travel powered by your legs. It will get you fit as well as getting you to work quicker. Adrian XX
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9:02am Wed 7 Nov 12

Old Colonial says...

When is it going to sink in that Poole Council, and other local councils, have no influence or power over any person or organisation other than it's own electorate? That is why that limited power goes to their head and leads them to go over the top when they can make decisions (e.g. Twin Sails bridge).

County Council, Highways Agency and others just ride roughshod over them.
When is it going to sink in that Poole Council, and other local councils, have no influence or power over any person or organisation other than it's own electorate? That is why that limited power goes to their head and leads them to go over the top when they can make decisions (e.g. Twin Sails bridge). County Council, Highways Agency and others just ride roughshod over them. Old Colonial
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9:03am Wed 7 Nov 12

jeebuscripes says...

HA, lemmings!
HA, lemmings! jeebuscripes
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9:15am Wed 7 Nov 12

Victor_Meldrew_Lives! says...

Councils are not interested in serving their 'customers' only themselved. Therefore they take the option that is most convenient to them.
Councils are not interested in serving their 'customers' only themselved. Therefore they take the option that is most convenient to them. Victor_Meldrew_Lives!
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9:18am Wed 7 Nov 12

Jetwasher says...

Council muppetry in full effect !
Council muppetry in full effect ! Jetwasher
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9:45am Wed 7 Nov 12

Iansalad says...

Open up the 2 lanes east of the A350 Upton junction and halve the chaos at the single biggest pinch point from where it all backs up everywhere. It's blindingly obvious isn't it?
Andrew Martin the head honcho at Dorset CC is conveniently on annual leave until 19th Nov (typical). However lets all call Adrian Norcombe - Group Manager Construction on 01305 228117 and see if we can't persuade him into some immediate action.
Open up the 2 lanes east of the A350 Upton junction and halve the chaos at the single biggest pinch point from where it all backs up everywhere. It's blindingly obvious isn't it? Andrew Martin the head honcho at Dorset CC is conveniently on annual leave until 19th Nov (typical). However lets all call Adrian Norcombe - Group Manager Construction on 01305 228117 and see if we can't persuade him into some immediate action. Iansalad
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10:38am Wed 7 Nov 12

tipsypittsy says...

Bye Bye Xmas shopping, traders!
Bye Bye Xmas shopping, traders! tipsypittsy
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10:42am Wed 7 Nov 12

Thebig18 says...

Get on your push bikes fattys!!!!

I have and the weight is falling off!!!!

Close the Holes Bay too whilst you're at it!!!!
Get on your push bikes fattys!!!! I have and the weight is falling off!!!! Close the Holes Bay too whilst you're at it!!!! Thebig18
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11:00am Wed 7 Nov 12

Imaximus says...

cycle cycle cycle.....i'll wave as i cycle past you all.
cycle cycle cycle.....i'll wave as i cycle past you all. Imaximus
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11:06am Wed 7 Nov 12

sean1979 says...

This is bordering on Dangerous, I have 2 that go to Upton Juniors and 1 at The Manor and the traffic through Lytchett and Upton was horrendous, Crossing the children across the road is scary, nobody was taking any care or paying attention to the parents and children trying to cross!!! Something needs to be put in place here before a child or parent gets seriously hurt!!!!
This is bordering on Dangerous, I have 2 that go to Upton Juniors and 1 at The Manor and the traffic through Lytchett and Upton was horrendous, Crossing the children across the road is scary, nobody was taking any care or paying attention to the parents and children trying to cross!!! Something needs to be put in place here before a child or parent gets seriously hurt!!!! sean1979
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11:49am Wed 7 Nov 12

Hector2004 says...

I come in from the east and have to queue in traffic jams for in excess of 30 minutes all year round. You’ve only got it for a few weeks “Leading” Cllr Fred Drane.
I come in from the east and have to queue in traffic jams for in excess of 30 minutes all year round. You’ve only got it for a few weeks “Leading” Cllr Fred Drane. Hector2004
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12:03pm Wed 7 Nov 12

thevisitor says...

Iansalad wrote:
Open up the 2 lanes east of the A350 Upton junction and halve the chaos at the single biggest pinch point from where it all backs up everywhere. It's blindingly obvious isn't it?
Andrew Martin the head honcho at Dorset CC is conveniently on annual leave until 19th Nov (typical). However lets all call Adrian Norcombe - Group Manager Construction on 01305 228117 and see if we can't persuade him into some immediate action.
Don't mess about call the Chief Executive Debbie Ward directly on 01305 224198. The Chief Executive is the senior officer who leads and takes responsibility for the work of the 16,000 paid staff of the council, who run the local authority on a day to day basis. She should get herself on site at 8am tmrw morning and see what a total shambles she has created.
[quote][p][bold]Iansalad[/bold] wrote: Open up the 2 lanes east of the A350 Upton junction and halve the chaos at the single biggest pinch point from where it all backs up everywhere. It's blindingly obvious isn't it? Andrew Martin the head honcho at Dorset CC is conveniently on annual leave until 19th Nov (typical). However lets all call Adrian Norcombe - Group Manager Construction on 01305 228117 and see if we can't persuade him into some immediate action.[/p][/quote]Don't mess about call the Chief Executive Debbie Ward directly on 01305 224198. The Chief Executive is the senior officer who leads and takes responsibility for the work of the 16,000 paid staff of the council, who run the local authority on a day to day basis. She should get herself on site at 8am tmrw morning and see what a total shambles she has created. thevisitor
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12:17pm Wed 7 Nov 12

hamworthygirl says...

Adrian XX wrote:
It is very stupid not to coordinate with the ferry company.

However, I think some of the people complaining would be better off walking or cycling. Creekmoor to The Bakers Arms is only an hour on foot or a 15-20 minutes by bicycle. If you are sitting in jams, consider a method of travel powered by your legs. It will get you fit as well as getting you to work quicker.
|Thats a good sentiment but my daughter has to get 4 children to get to Hamworthy schools and has to drive via upton at the moment due to turlin moor having only on exit (She lives on turlin moor at the moment) She then has to be at work in Merley by 9am so just how is she suppose to cycle, maybe she should just not work or change the kids schools? the children cannot all cycle the youngest is 4. Walking to Merely its 8 miles as I know as i walked this summer , time would not allow it.
Its a complete nightmare and a ridiculous situation that should never have been allowed to happen.
[quote][p][bold]Adrian XX[/bold] wrote: It is very stupid not to coordinate with the ferry company. However, I think some of the people complaining would be better off walking or cycling. Creekmoor to The Bakers Arms is only an hour on foot or a 15-20 minutes by bicycle. If you are sitting in jams, consider a method of travel powered by your legs. It will get you fit as well as getting you to work quicker.[/p][/quote]|Thats a good sentiment but my daughter has to get 4 children to get to Hamworthy schools and has to drive via upton at the moment due to turlin moor having only on exit (She lives on turlin moor at the moment) She then has to be at work in Merley by 9am so just how is she suppose to cycle, maybe she should just not work or change the kids schools? the children cannot all cycle the youngest is 4. Walking to Merely its 8 miles as I know as i walked this summer , time would not allow it. Its a complete nightmare and a ridiculous situation that should never have been allowed to happen. hamworthygirl
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12:36pm Wed 7 Nov 12

Letcommonsenseprevail says...

jeebuscripes wrote:
HA, lemmings!
Lemmings? What have they got to do with it?
[quote][p][bold]jeebuscripes[/bold] wrote: HA, lemmings![/p][/quote]Lemmings? What have they got to do with it? Letcommonsenseprevail
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12:37pm Wed 7 Nov 12

Letcommonsenseprevail says...

thevisitor wrote:
Iansalad wrote: Open up the 2 lanes east of the A350 Upton junction and halve the chaos at the single biggest pinch point from where it all backs up everywhere. It's blindingly obvious isn't it? Andrew Martin the head honcho at Dorset CC is conveniently on annual leave until 19th Nov (typical). However lets all call Adrian Norcombe - Group Manager Construction on 01305 228117 and see if we can't persuade him into some immediate action.
Don't mess about call the Chief Executive Debbie Ward directly on 01305 224198. The Chief Executive is the senior officer who leads and takes responsibility for the work of the 16,000 paid staff of the council, who run the local authority on a day to day basis. She should get herself on site at 8am tmrw morning and see what a total shambles she has created.
Debbie Ward needs to start looking for a new job.................
.
[quote][p][bold]thevisitor[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Iansalad[/bold] wrote: Open up the 2 lanes east of the A350 Upton junction and halve the chaos at the single biggest pinch point from where it all backs up everywhere. It's blindingly obvious isn't it? Andrew Martin the head honcho at Dorset CC is conveniently on annual leave until 19th Nov (typical). However lets all call Adrian Norcombe - Group Manager Construction on 01305 228117 and see if we can't persuade him into some immediate action.[/p][/quote]Don't mess about call the Chief Executive Debbie Ward directly on 01305 224198. The Chief Executive is the senior officer who leads and takes responsibility for the work of the 16,000 paid staff of the council, who run the local authority on a day to day basis. She should get herself on site at 8am tmrw morning and see what a total shambles she has created.[/p][/quote]Debbie Ward needs to start looking for a new job................. . Letcommonsenseprevail
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1:05pm Wed 7 Nov 12

jeebuscripes says...

You are not stuck in traffic, you ARE traffic.

Think to the future, look for alternatives. Live near your job, take the train, take the bus, cycle, your life's path has been chosen by you.

It is YOUR choice to sit in that traffic jam. Make positive changes. Don't blame others.
You are not stuck in traffic, you ARE traffic. Think to the future, look for alternatives. Live near your job, take the train, take the bus, cycle, your life's path has been chosen by you. It is YOUR choice to sit in that traffic jam. Make positive changes. Don't blame others. jeebuscripes
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1:13pm Wed 7 Nov 12

In Absentia says...

Perhaps if some of these 'leading' councillors took more interest in the planning stages of these projects, then some of these things might be better scheduled. However, in reality these people prefer to be wise after the event to try and protect their political capital, such as it is.

It always surprises me that some of these projects are not carried out during school summer holidays when rush hour traffic is a fraction of the normal volume.
Perhaps if some of these 'leading' councillors took more interest in the planning stages of these projects, then some of these things might be better scheduled. However, in reality these people prefer to be wise after the event to try and protect their political capital, such as it is. It always surprises me that some of these projects are not carried out during school summer holidays when rush hour traffic is a fraction of the normal volume. In Absentia
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1:28pm Wed 7 Nov 12

thevisitor says...

My mate has just been on the phone. They are lifting the lane restrictions during peak times from tmrw. The cones wont be down until 9.15am!!! The DCC have just had a crisis meeting and the BBC are there now so it will be on the news I guess.
My mate has just been on the phone. They are lifting the lane restrictions during peak times from tmrw. The cones wont be down until 9.15am!!! The DCC have just had a crisis meeting and the BBC are there now so it will be on the news I guess. thevisitor
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1:31pm Wed 7 Nov 12

thevisitor says...

Even when the cones are out the lane restriction will finish at the Blandford Rd on-slip so you will come down the slip road onto a dual carriageway......sor
ry he is still on the phone!!
Even when the cones are out the lane restriction will finish at the Blandford Rd on-slip so you will come down the slip road onto a dual carriageway......sor ry he is still on the phone!! thevisitor
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1:40pm Wed 7 Nov 12

Adrian XX says...

hamworthygirl wrote:
Adrian XX wrote:
It is very stupid not to coordinate with the ferry company.

However, I think some of the people complaining would be better off walking or cycling. Creekmoor to The Bakers Arms is only an hour on foot or a 15-20 minutes by bicycle. If you are sitting in jams, consider a method of travel powered by your legs. It will get you fit as well as getting you to work quicker.
|Thats a good sentiment but my daughter has to get 4 children to get to Hamworthy schools and has to drive via upton at the moment due to turlin moor having only on exit (She lives on turlin moor at the moment) She then has to be at work in Merley by 9am so just how is she suppose to cycle, maybe she should just not work or change the kids schools? the children cannot all cycle the youngest is 4. Walking to Merely its 8 miles as I know as i walked this summer , time would not allow it.
Its a complete nightmare and a ridiculous situation that should never have been allowed to happen.
I didn't say everyone should cycle, but if some did it would help them and the general situation!

Clearly it's almost impossible to cycle with four young children - there isn't really an alternative to driving.
[quote][p][bold]hamworthygirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Adrian XX[/bold] wrote: It is very stupid not to coordinate with the ferry company. However, I think some of the people complaining would be better off walking or cycling. Creekmoor to The Bakers Arms is only an hour on foot or a 15-20 minutes by bicycle. If you are sitting in jams, consider a method of travel powered by your legs. It will get you fit as well as getting you to work quicker.[/p][/quote]|Thats a good sentiment but my daughter has to get 4 children to get to Hamworthy schools and has to drive via upton at the moment due to turlin moor having only on exit (She lives on turlin moor at the moment) She then has to be at work in Merley by 9am so just how is she suppose to cycle, maybe she should just not work or change the kids schools? the children cannot all cycle the youngest is 4. Walking to Merely its 8 miles as I know as i walked this summer , time would not allow it. Its a complete nightmare and a ridiculous situation that should never have been allowed to happen.[/p][/quote]I didn't say everyone should cycle, but if some did it would help them and the general situation! Clearly it's almost impossible to cycle with four young children - there isn't really an alternative to driving. Adrian XX
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1:44pm Wed 7 Nov 12

Matthew_Y says...

I may be missing something very obvious here, and if I am, then I apologise to my fellow readers, BUT why is there a one-way system in place at Turlin Moor? Why couldn’t there be traffic lights to allow traffic flow in both directions?
I may be missing something very obvious here, and if I am, then I apologise to my fellow readers, BUT why is there a one-way system in place at Turlin Moor? Why couldn’t there be traffic lights to allow traffic flow in both directions? Matthew_Y
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1:50pm Wed 7 Nov 12

Cordite says...

Letcommonsenseprevai
l
wrote:
jeebuscripes wrote:
HA, lemmings!
Lemmings? What have they got to do with it?
What do you expect.....its a women driver!
[quote][p][bold]Letcommonsenseprevai l[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jeebuscripes[/bold] wrote: HA, lemmings![/p][/quote]Lemmings? What have they got to do with it?[/p][/quote]What do you expect.....its a women driver! Cordite
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2:02pm Wed 7 Nov 12

JFrampton says...

i wish the highways agency would actually fix the part of the road which is dangerous!! coming from the bakers arms round about there is a part which always floods causing cars to aqua plain which could potentially cause an accident, by the time you notice its there its too late. to cause the least amount of problems to road users they should either work at night and open up both lanes of the carriageway during the day or close 1 lane and work 24/7 until it is fixed.
i wish the highways agency would actually fix the part of the road which is dangerous!! coming from the bakers arms round about there is a part which always floods causing cars to aqua plain which could potentially cause an accident, by the time you notice its there its too late. to cause the least amount of problems to road users they should either work at night and open up both lanes of the carriageway during the day or close 1 lane and work 24/7 until it is fixed. JFrampton
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2:30pm Wed 7 Nov 12

Sam Shepherd says...

thevisitor wrote:
My mate has just been on the phone. They are lifting the lane restrictions during peak times from tmrw. The cones wont be down until 9.15am!!! The DCC have just had a crisis meeting and the BBC are there now so it will be on the news I guess.
Afternoon all - we've just had this confirmed but we're being told it's not just peak times. More info over on the live story here http://bit.ly/T28AcK
[quote][p][bold]thevisitor[/bold] wrote: My mate has just been on the phone. They are lifting the lane restrictions during peak times from tmrw. The cones wont be down until 9.15am!!! The DCC have just had a crisis meeting and the BBC are there now so it will be on the news I guess.[/p][/quote]Afternoon all - we've just had this confirmed but we're being told it's not just peak times. More info over on the live story here http://bit.ly/T28AcK Sam Shepherd
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2:55pm Wed 7 Nov 12

markymark3 says...

So councillor Drane wants the roadworks stopped, no problem but what does her propose if the work needs doing? If the works done in the summer he'll moan about that too!
So councillor Drane wants the roadworks stopped, no problem but what does her propose if the work needs doing? If the works done in the summer he'll moan about that too! markymark3
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4:09pm Wed 7 Nov 12

mikeymagic2 says...

Time for a change in management. Remember that when you get a vote!
Time for a change in management. Remember that when you get a vote! mikeymagic2
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4:15pm Wed 7 Nov 12

ekimnoslen says...

This highlights the fact that too many people are commuting longish distances to work. Live closer to your place of work and travel a shorter distance, saving time and fuel or cycle or get the bus
Levy a commuting tax on miles driven each day to and from work except for those for whom road travel is an intrinsic part of the job. Send ALL children to nearest local school where practical.
Did Councillor Dane have anything to do with the Boscombe Reef and the Imax? Sounds possible.
This highlights the fact that too many people are commuting longish distances to work. Live closer to your place of work and travel a shorter distance, saving time and fuel or cycle or get the bus Levy a commuting tax on miles driven each day to and from work except for those for whom road travel is an intrinsic part of the job. Send ALL children to nearest local school where practical. Did Councillor Dane have anything to do with the Boscombe Reef and the Imax? Sounds possible. ekimnoslen
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4:17pm Wed 7 Nov 12

ekimnoslen says...

Imaximus wrote:
cycle cycle cycle.....i'll wave as i cycle past you all.
Yeah! Probably on the footpath!
[quote][p][bold]Imaximus[/bold] wrote: cycle cycle cycle.....i'll wave as i cycle past you all.[/p][/quote]Yeah! Probably on the footpath! ekimnoslen
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4:19pm Wed 7 Nov 12

ekimnoslen says...

jeebuscripes wrote:
You are not stuck in traffic, you ARE traffic.

Think to the future, look for alternatives. Live near your job, take the train, take the bus, cycle, your life's path has been chosen by you.

It is YOUR choice to sit in that traffic jam. Make positive changes. Don't blame others.
Couldn't agree more
[quote][p][bold]jeebuscripes[/bold] wrote: You are not stuck in traffic, you ARE traffic. Think to the future, look for alternatives. Live near your job, take the train, take the bus, cycle, your life's path has been chosen by you. It is YOUR choice to sit in that traffic jam. Make positive changes. Don't blame others.[/p][/quote]Couldn't agree more ekimnoslen
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4:28pm Wed 7 Nov 12

dorsetspeed says...

Please see www.PooleTraffic.co.
uk
Please see www.PooleTraffic.co. uk dorsetspeed
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4:47pm Wed 7 Nov 12

Dorset Logic says...

The authorities and the council - they grab all the best staff.
The authorities and the council - they grab all the best staff. Dorset Logic
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5:23pm Wed 7 Nov 12

goatty says...

jeebuscripes wrote:
You are not stuck in traffic, you ARE traffic.

Think to the future, look for alternatives. Live near your job, take the train, take the bus, cycle, your life's path has been chosen by you.

It is YOUR choice to sit in that traffic jam. Make positive changes. Don't blame others.
Moron
[quote][p][bold]jeebuscripes[/bold] wrote: You are not stuck in traffic, you ARE traffic. Think to the future, look for alternatives. Live near your job, take the train, take the bus, cycle, your life's path has been chosen by you. It is YOUR choice to sit in that traffic jam. Make positive changes. Don't blame others.[/p][/quote]Moron goatty
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7:07pm Wed 7 Nov 12

Roband65 says...

Complete incompetent idiots who co ordinates these projects !
Complete incompetent idiots who co ordinates these projects ! Roband65
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7:25pm Wed 7 Nov 12

BunnyR says...

It's about time someone at Dorchester purchased a map of Dorset. Perhaps they could then plan things. Surely it's not rocket science to mark major road works on a map and not allow twoo lots to take place within a set distance, say 10 miles.
As everyone on the council, workers and councilors, are paid for by us, isn't it time we had a vote of no confidence and replaced the lot with a work force who realise they are there to serve the community.
It's about time someone at Dorchester purchased a map of Dorset. Perhaps they could then plan things. Surely it's not rocket science to mark major road works on a map and not allow twoo lots to take place within a set distance, say 10 miles. As everyone on the council, workers and councilors, are paid for by us, isn't it time we had a vote of no confidence and replaced the lot with a work force who realise they are there to serve the community. BunnyR
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7:29pm Wed 7 Nov 12

dorsetspeed says...

BunnyR wrote:
It's about time someone at Dorchester purchased a map of Dorset. Perhaps they could then plan things. Surely it's not rocket science to mark major road works on a map and not allow twoo lots to take place within a set distance, say 10 miles.
As everyone on the council, workers and councilors, are paid for by us, isn't it time we had a vote of no confidence and replaced the lot with a work force who realise they are there to serve the community.
Please check out PooleTraffic.co.uk
[quote][p][bold]BunnyR[/bold] wrote: It's about time someone at Dorchester purchased a map of Dorset. Perhaps they could then plan things. Surely it's not rocket science to mark major road works on a map and not allow twoo lots to take place within a set distance, say 10 miles. As everyone on the council, workers and councilors, are paid for by us, isn't it time we had a vote of no confidence and replaced the lot with a work force who realise they are there to serve the community.[/p][/quote]Please check out PooleTraffic.co.uk dorsetspeed
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7:37pm Wed 7 Nov 12

BunnyR says...

ekimnoslen wrote:
This highlights the fact that too many people are commuting longish distances to work. Live closer to your place of work and travel a shorter distance, saving time and fuel or cycle or get the bus
Levy a commuting tax on miles driven each day to and from work except for those for whom road travel is an intrinsic part of the job. Send ALL children to nearest local school where practical.
Did Councillor Dane have anything to do with the Boscombe Reef and the Imax? Sounds possible.
That would be ideal. But we have to live in the real world, where not everyone can live next door to their place of work and many parents can't get their children into the nearest school.
The imax and the Reef are down to Bournemouth Council, absolutely nothing to do with Councillor Drane, who represents Upton on Purbeck Council.
[quote][p][bold]ekimnoslen[/bold] wrote: This highlights the fact that too many people are commuting longish distances to work. Live closer to your place of work and travel a shorter distance, saving time and fuel or cycle or get the bus Levy a commuting tax on miles driven each day to and from work except for those for whom road travel is an intrinsic part of the job. Send ALL children to nearest local school where practical. Did Councillor Dane have anything to do with the Boscombe Reef and the Imax? Sounds possible.[/p][/quote]That would be ideal. But we have to live in the real world, where not everyone can live next door to their place of work and many parents can't get their children into the nearest school. The imax and the Reef are down to Bournemouth Council, absolutely nothing to do with Councillor Drane, who represents Upton on Purbeck Council. BunnyR
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9:13pm Wed 7 Nov 12

APC303 says...

There is always disruption when there are roadworks. It is almost impossible for there not to be. Get over yourselves. You'll likely be the same people who complain about poor quality of road surfaces.
There is always disruption when there are roadworks. It is almost impossible for there not to be. Get over yourselves. You'll likely be the same people who complain about poor quality of road surfaces. APC303
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9:23pm Wed 7 Nov 12

dorsetspeed says...

APC303 wrote:
There is always disruption when there are roadworks. It is almost impossible for there not to be. Get over yourselves. You'll likely be the same people who complain about poor quality of road surfaces.
I think most people understand that roadworks have to be done. It is things like:
-long distances of closes lanes with not a worker or any equipment in sight
-doing 3 large non-essential traffic projects in one area at once
-taking absurd lengths of time to do apparently simple projects.

.. that people are quite rightly angry about
[quote][p][bold]APC303[/bold] wrote: There is always disruption when there are roadworks. It is almost impossible for there not to be. Get over yourselves. You'll likely be the same people who complain about poor quality of road surfaces.[/p][/quote]I think most people understand that roadworks have to be done. It is things like: -long distances of closes lanes with not a worker or any equipment in sight -doing 3 large non-essential traffic projects in one area at once -taking absurd lengths of time to do apparently simple projects. .. that people are quite rightly angry about dorsetspeed
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11:30pm Wed 7 Nov 12

BIGTONE says...

Fish has gone up this week.
Fish has gone up this week. BIGTONE
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8:30am Thu 8 Nov 12

jeebuscripes says...

goatty wrote:
jeebuscripes wrote:
You are not stuck in traffic, you ARE traffic.

Think to the future, look for alternatives. Live near your job, take the train, take the bus, cycle, your life's path has been chosen by you.

It is YOUR choice to sit in that traffic jam. Make positive changes. Don't blame others.
Moron
Ha.

I'm not sat in the traffic, I'm also not whingeing about being sat in traffic on the internet.

What percentage of your salary goes towards the full cost of that metal box you cherish so much?

Your arteries are hardening, the environment is being polluted and your bank balance is emptied.

Who's the moron?
[quote][p][bold]goatty[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jeebuscripes[/bold] wrote: You are not stuck in traffic, you ARE traffic. Think to the future, look for alternatives. Live near your job, take the train, take the bus, cycle, your life's path has been chosen by you. It is YOUR choice to sit in that traffic jam. Make positive changes. Don't blame others.[/p][/quote]Moron[/p][/quote]Ha. I'm not sat in the traffic, I'm also not whingeing about being sat in traffic on the internet. What percentage of your salary goes towards the full cost of that metal box you cherish so much? Your arteries are hardening, the environment is being polluted and your bank balance is emptied. Who's the moron? jeebuscripes
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12:20pm Thu 8 Nov 12

Phixer says...

BIGTONE wrote:
Fish has gone up this week.
Tomorrow's Echo front page headline.
[quote][p][bold]BIGTONE[/bold] wrote: Fish has gone up this week.[/p][/quote]Tomorrow's Echo front page headline. Phixer
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4:42pm Thu 8 Nov 12

Reader Echo says...

BIGTONE wrote:
Fish has gone up this week.
Sorry you have lost me with this one.

What have fish got to do with road works?
[quote][p][bold]BIGTONE[/bold] wrote: Fish has gone up this week.[/p][/quote]Sorry you have lost me with this one. What have fish got to do with road works? Reader Echo
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8:49pm Thu 8 Nov 12

portia6 says...

Bring back the horse and cart that
would be interesting and, improve the
train service and lower the fares!
We could also do with a decent bike
shop and encourage more cycling!
Incidentally in America all school kids
have a marvelous yellow bus! Why is it
only the grammar school that has a
bus and who pays for that?
Bring back the horse and cart that would be interesting and, improve the train service and lower the fares! We could also do with a decent bike shop and encourage more cycling! Incidentally in America all school kids have a marvelous yellow bus! Why is it only the grammar school that has a bus and who pays for that? portia6
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2:15pm Mon 12 Nov 12

spooki says...

Thebig18 wrote:
Get on your push bikes fattys!!!!

I have and the weight is falling off!!!!

Close the Holes Bay too whilst you're at it!!!!
Do you expect me to walk 28 miles to get my child to her favourite place in Organford and back to Townsend? That's by choice though. People do actually live more than a few miles from their workplaces you know. I'm sure they don't choose to sit in traffic every morning for some fun. Instead of making sweeping comments and insulting peoples intelligence, why don't you put your time into something more constructive? You obviously have time to waste as you're on here making stupid comments.
[quote][p][bold]Thebig18[/bold] wrote: Get on your push bikes fattys!!!! I have and the weight is falling off!!!! Close the Holes Bay too whilst you're at it!!!![/p][/quote]Do you expect me to walk 28 miles to get my child to her favourite place in Organford and back to Townsend? That's by choice though. People do actually live more than a few miles from their workplaces you know. I'm sure they don't choose to sit in traffic every morning for some fun. Instead of making sweeping comments and insulting peoples intelligence, why don't you put your time into something more constructive? You obviously have time to waste as you're on here making stupid comments. spooki
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2:19pm Mon 12 Nov 12

spooki says...

ekimnoslen wrote:
This highlights the fact that too many people are commuting longish distances to work. Live closer to your place of work and travel a shorter distance, saving time and fuel or cycle or get the bus
Levy a commuting tax on miles driven each day to and from work except for those for whom road travel is an intrinsic part of the job. Send ALL children to nearest local school where practical.
Did Councillor Dane have anything to do with the Boscombe Reef and the Imax? Sounds possible.
Are you saying people should quit their jobs and get jobs closer to home? And of course parents have FULL control of where their children go to school...NOT. I had a great job but i had to catch two buses there and back. Should I have turned the job down for a crappy one closer to home? Buses get stuck in traffic jams too you know?
[quote][p][bold]ekimnoslen[/bold] wrote: This highlights the fact that too many people are commuting longish distances to work. Live closer to your place of work and travel a shorter distance, saving time and fuel or cycle or get the bus Levy a commuting tax on miles driven each day to and from work except for those for whom road travel is an intrinsic part of the job. Send ALL children to nearest local school where practical. Did Councillor Dane have anything to do with the Boscombe Reef and the Imax? Sounds possible.[/p][/quote]Are you saying people should quit their jobs and get jobs closer to home? And of course parents have FULL control of where their children go to school...NOT. I had a great job but i had to catch two buses there and back. Should I have turned the job down for a crappy one closer to home? Buses get stuck in traffic jams too you know? spooki
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