Roadworks begin to make junction safer for cyclists in Boscombe

Roadworks begin to make junction safer for cyclists in Boscombe

Roadworks begin to make junction safer for cyclists in Boscombe

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ROADWORKS intended to make a Boscombe junction safer for cyclists and pedestrians are due to begin today.

The works at the junction of St John’s Road and Christchurch Road, expected to last for 12 weeks, will see traffic signals upgraded, new pedestrian crossings and cycle lanes, resurfacing, and improved bus stops.

Also planned are a new zebra crossing north of Wharncliffe Road, a reduction of double yellow lines in Hamilton Road and a move of parking spaces from Christchurch Road to Drummond Road and Wharncliffe Road.

The works will use temporary traffic signals and the closure of the western end of The Crescent.

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11:31am Mon 10 Mar 14

muscliffman says...

After the Richmond Hill debacle the chances of this Council work making the junction any safer for cyclists has to be very questionable.

However we can certainly be sure that this unnecessary traffic scheme will make everyone else's lives a misery - especially motorists and would be shoppers. It is very difficult not to believe that the Council is spending public money on trending PC cycle obsessed street tat simply for the sake of it.
After the Richmond Hill debacle the chances of this Council work making the junction any safer for cyclists has to be very questionable. However we can certainly be sure that this unnecessary traffic scheme will make everyone else's lives a misery - especially motorists and would be shoppers. It is very difficult not to believe that the Council is spending public money on trending PC cycle obsessed street tat simply for the sake of it. muscliffman
  • Score: 28

11:32am Mon 10 Mar 14

speedy231278 says...

Will this involve making it even more dangerous, like with the ridiculous modifications made at Richmond Hill that even the cyclists say are worse?
Will this involve making it even more dangerous, like with the ridiculous modifications made at Richmond Hill that even the cyclists say are worse? speedy231278
  • Score: 28

11:47am Mon 10 Mar 14

Hessenford says...

I don't see how the council can justify the spending on this rubbish especially when the cyclists themselves don't agree with it after the Richmond Hill exercise and also the other services that are being cut which are much more deserving.
I don't see how the council can justify the spending on this rubbish especially when the cyclists themselves don't agree with it after the Richmond Hill exercise and also the other services that are being cut which are much more deserving. Hessenford
  • Score: 18

12:04pm Mon 10 Mar 14

bobthedestroyer says...

THe people in charge of transoprt in this town need to hve their qualifications checked.

Im all for making roads safer for everyone but the current employees don't seem to grasp that concept. They're main priority seems to be putting cyclists in danger or expecting cars to magically jump from one position in the road to another without actually travelling on the road.

With all the recent damage to roads wouldn't it be better fixing the surfaces of current roads for all road users, then look at improvements later.

And its also near the end of the financial year and we have to spend that budget
THe people in charge of transoprt in this town need to hve their qualifications checked. Im all for making roads safer for everyone but the current employees don't seem to grasp that concept. They're main priority seems to be putting cyclists in danger or expecting cars to magically jump from one position in the road to another without actually travelling on the road. With all the recent damage to roads wouldn't it be better fixing the surfaces of current roads for all road users, then look at improvements later. And its also near the end of the financial year and we have to spend that budget bobthedestroyer
  • Score: 8

12:12pm Mon 10 Mar 14

beachcomber1 says...

the cyclists in Boscombe don't use the road, they use the pavements.
the cyclists in Boscombe don't use the road, they use the pavements. beachcomber1
  • Score: 8

12:27pm Mon 10 Mar 14

ranger_bob says...

beachcomber1 wrote:
the cyclists in Boscombe don't use the road, they use the pavements.
Absolutely! We also enjoy pushing old ladies and children in to the path of oncoming traffic. If and when we do get off of our bikes (that we ALL ride at 100mph) it's only to kick small dogs.

It's even more fun in the summer when there are plenty of tourists and beach "officials" to ignore and weave in and out of. It doesn't matter if we knock someone over because no one can catch us and we don't pay tax of any sort so the rest of society can jump off of the end of Boscombe Pier!

You really need to change the record occaisionally!
[quote][p][bold]beachcomber1[/bold] wrote: the cyclists in Boscombe don't use the road, they use the pavements.[/p][/quote]Absolutely! We also enjoy pushing old ladies and children in to the path of oncoming traffic. If and when we do get off of our bikes (that we ALL ride at 100mph) it's only to kick small dogs. It's even more fun in the summer when there are plenty of tourists and beach "officials" to ignore and weave in and out of. It doesn't matter if we knock someone over because no one can catch us and we don't pay tax of any sort so the rest of society can jump off of the end of Boscombe Pier! You really need to change the record occaisionally! ranger_bob
  • Score: -7

12:30pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Franks Tank says...

ranger_bob wrote:
beachcomber1 wrote:
the cyclists in Boscombe don't use the road, they use the pavements.
Absolutely! We also enjoy pushing old ladies and children in to the path of oncoming traffic. If and when we do get off of our bikes (that we ALL ride at 100mph) it's only to kick small dogs.

It's even more fun in the summer when there are plenty of tourists and beach "officials" to ignore and weave in and out of. It doesn't matter if we knock someone over because no one can catch us and we don't pay tax of any sort so the rest of society can jump off of the end of Boscombe Pier!

You really need to change the record occaisionally!
And all cyclist have friends that go round thumping people for making racists remarks....!
[quote][p][bold]ranger_bob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]beachcomber1[/bold] wrote: the cyclists in Boscombe don't use the road, they use the pavements.[/p][/quote]Absolutely! We also enjoy pushing old ladies and children in to the path of oncoming traffic. If and when we do get off of our bikes (that we ALL ride at 100mph) it's only to kick small dogs. It's even more fun in the summer when there are plenty of tourists and beach "officials" to ignore and weave in and out of. It doesn't matter if we knock someone over because no one can catch us and we don't pay tax of any sort so the rest of society can jump off of the end of Boscombe Pier! You really need to change the record occaisionally![/p][/quote]And all cyclist have friends that go round thumping people for making racists remarks....! Franks Tank
  • Score: -22

12:31pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Franks Tank says...

Franks Tank wrote:
ranger_bob wrote:
beachcomber1 wrote:
the cyclists in Boscombe don't use the road, they use the pavements.
Absolutely! We also enjoy pushing old ladies and children in to the path of oncoming traffic. If and when we do get off of our bikes (that we ALL ride at 100mph) it's only to kick small dogs.

It's even more fun in the summer when there are plenty of tourists and beach "officials" to ignore and weave in and out of. It doesn't matter if we knock someone over because no one can catch us and we don't pay tax of any sort so the rest of society can jump off of the end of Boscombe Pier!

You really need to change the record occaisionally!
And all cyclist have friends that go round thumping people for making racists remarks....!
Allegedly.
[quote][p][bold]Franks Tank[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ranger_bob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]beachcomber1[/bold] wrote: the cyclists in Boscombe don't use the road, they use the pavements.[/p][/quote]Absolutely! We also enjoy pushing old ladies and children in to the path of oncoming traffic. If and when we do get off of our bikes (that we ALL ride at 100mph) it's only to kick small dogs. It's even more fun in the summer when there are plenty of tourists and beach "officials" to ignore and weave in and out of. It doesn't matter if we knock someone over because no one can catch us and we don't pay tax of any sort so the rest of society can jump off of the end of Boscombe Pier! You really need to change the record occaisionally![/p][/quote]And all cyclist have friends that go round thumping people for making racists remarks....![/p][/quote]Allegedly. Franks Tank
  • Score: -15

12:38pm Mon 10 Mar 14

BoscVegas says...

Id they are closing the Western end of the Cres does that mean traffic will be able to go right on to Christchurch Road from St Johns Road (usually prohibited)
Id they are closing the Western end of the Cres does that mean traffic will be able to go right on to Christchurch Road from St Johns Road (usually prohibited) BoscVegas
  • Score: 4

1:21pm Mon 10 Mar 14

ekimnoslen says...

Why the need to make road safer for cyclists? They mostly illegally use the public footpaths and pedestrian crossings, obviously with the tacit approval of the constabulary or toy town police as they're better known.
Why the need to make road safer for cyclists? They mostly illegally use the public footpaths and pedestrian crossings, obviously with the tacit approval of the constabulary or toy town police as they're better known. ekimnoslen
  • Score: 2

1:34pm Mon 10 Mar 14

seaviews says...

12 weeks work, must be a really big project, hope this isn't another one of these jobs where temporary traffic lights are put up and nothing else is seen of men or work being carried out for weeks on end. Most of these jobs are over quoted by at least 75% so probably about 3 weeks of actual work and 9 weeks of traffic mayhem for no reason.
12 weeks work, must be a really big project, hope this isn't another one of these jobs where temporary traffic lights are put up and nothing else is seen of men or work being carried out for weeks on end. Most of these jobs are over quoted by at least 75% so probably about 3 weeks of actual work and 9 weeks of traffic mayhem for no reason. seaviews
  • Score: 3

1:35pm Mon 10 Mar 14

hooplaa says...

I see koh thai is still missing a window!
I see koh thai is still missing a window! hooplaa
  • Score: 4

1:36pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Markmag says...

BoscVegas wrote:
Id they are closing the Western end of the Cres does that mean traffic will be able to go right on to Christchurch Road from St Johns Road (usually prohibited)
The plans last year seemed to suggest no right hand turn would be allowed onto Christchurch Road from St John's Road, which surprised me considering nearly all the other roads nearby are blocked up or also don't support right hand turns.
[quote][p][bold]BoscVegas[/bold] wrote: Id they are closing the Western end of the Cres does that mean traffic will be able to go right on to Christchurch Road from St Johns Road (usually prohibited)[/p][/quote]The plans last year seemed to suggest no right hand turn would be allowed onto Christchurch Road from St John's Road, which surprised me considering nearly all the other roads nearby are blocked up or also don't support right hand turns. Markmag
  • Score: 2

1:47pm Mon 10 Mar 14

BoscVegas says...

Markmag wrote:
BoscVegas wrote:
Id they are closing the Western end of the Cres does that mean traffic will be able to go right on to Christchurch Road from St Johns Road (usually prohibited)
The plans last year seemed to suggest no right hand turn would be allowed onto Christchurch Road from St John's Road, which surprised me considering nearly all the other roads nearby are blocked up or also don't support right hand turns.
Thanks, seems like solid council logic to me.
[quote][p][bold]Markmag[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BoscVegas[/bold] wrote: Id they are closing the Western end of the Cres does that mean traffic will be able to go right on to Christchurch Road from St Johns Road (usually prohibited)[/p][/quote]The plans last year seemed to suggest no right hand turn would be allowed onto Christchurch Road from St John's Road, which surprised me considering nearly all the other roads nearby are blocked up or also don't support right hand turns.[/p][/quote]Thanks, seems like solid council logic to me. BoscVegas
  • Score: 1

2:09pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Bob49 says...

" on trending PC cycle obsessed street tat simply for the sake of it."

what on earth has traffic signs to do with political correctness ?

however in the reak world there should be concern as to why the council is spending so much money in this area on stuff that is not only non urgent - but not needed

£55,000 was recently spent wrecking the Crescent Gardens om some nonsensical idea of 'upgrading it'. only to see all that work being ripped out again as a different upgrade is now being carried out

does rather suggest some massive development in that area is in the pipeline and the council are obligingly trying to tart the place up first

now why would they do that, I wonder ?
" on trending PC cycle obsessed street tat simply for the sake of it." what on earth has traffic signs to do with political correctness ? however in the reak world there should be concern as to why the council is spending so much money in this area on stuff that is not only non urgent - but not needed £55,000 was recently spent wrecking the Crescent Gardens om some nonsensical idea of 'upgrading it'. only to see all that work being ripped out again as a different upgrade is now being carried out does rather suggest some massive development in that area is in the pipeline and the council are obligingly trying to tart the place up first now why would they do that, I wonder ? Bob49
  • Score: -10

2:09pm Mon 10 Mar 14

suzigirl says...

ranger_bob wrote:
beachcomber1 wrote: the cyclists in Boscombe don't use the road, they use the pavements.
Absolutely! We also enjoy pushing old ladies and children in to the path of oncoming traffic. If and when we do get off of our bikes (that we ALL ride at 100mph) it's only to kick small dogs. It's even more fun in the summer when there are plenty of tourists and beach "officials" to ignore and weave in and out of. It doesn't matter if we knock someone over because no one can catch us and we don't pay tax of any sort so the rest of society can jump off of the end of Boscombe Pier! You really need to change the record occaisionally!
You are quite right - cyclists obey the highway code at all times and are all very courteous to motorists and pedestrians. How very dare anyone say anything to the contrary! I have never had any problems with cyclists in all the years I have been a car driver and pedestrian..........
...and we must do all we can to make their life easier and safer........
[quote][p][bold]ranger_bob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]beachcomber1[/bold] wrote: the cyclists in Boscombe don't use the road, they use the pavements.[/p][/quote]Absolutely! We also enjoy pushing old ladies and children in to the path of oncoming traffic. If and when we do get off of our bikes (that we ALL ride at 100mph) it's only to kick small dogs. It's even more fun in the summer when there are plenty of tourists and beach "officials" to ignore and weave in and out of. It doesn't matter if we knock someone over because no one can catch us and we don't pay tax of any sort so the rest of society can jump off of the end of Boscombe Pier! You really need to change the record occaisionally![/p][/quote]You are quite right - cyclists obey the highway code at all times and are all very courteous to motorists and pedestrians. How very dare anyone say anything to the contrary! I have never had any problems with cyclists in all the years I have been a car driver and pedestrian.......... ...and we must do all we can to make their life easier and safer........ suzigirl
  • Score: 3

2:16pm Mon 10 Mar 14

ranger_bob says...

suzigirl wrote:
ranger_bob wrote:
beachcomber1 wrote: the cyclists in Boscombe don't use the road, they use the pavements.
Absolutely! We also enjoy pushing old ladies and children in to the path of oncoming traffic. If and when we do get off of our bikes (that we ALL ride at 100mph) it's only to kick small dogs. It's even more fun in the summer when there are plenty of tourists and beach "officials" to ignore and weave in and out of. It doesn't matter if we knock someone over because no one can catch us and we don't pay tax of any sort so the rest of society can jump off of the end of Boscombe Pier! You really need to change the record occaisionally!
You are quite right - cyclists obey the highway code at all times and are all very courteous to motorists and pedestrians. How very dare anyone say anything to the contrary! I have never had any problems with cyclists in all the years I have been a car driver and pedestrian..........

...and we must do all we can to make their life easier and safer........
Ah, someone else who has a stuck needle as well! The very same person who endorses bikers speeding along at 80mph and then gets weepy eyed when one of them has an accident or crashes into something.

I freely admit that some cyclists do not follow the highway code. The same as I freely admit that some bikers, car drivers, taxi drivers and bus drivers don't always obey the highway code.

What I don't like is this attitude of all cyclists are evil. Get off of your hobby horse and try finding something else to moan about. The same record over and over again is becoming very, very boring!
[quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ranger_bob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]beachcomber1[/bold] wrote: the cyclists in Boscombe don't use the road, they use the pavements.[/p][/quote]Absolutely! We also enjoy pushing old ladies and children in to the path of oncoming traffic. If and when we do get off of our bikes (that we ALL ride at 100mph) it's only to kick small dogs. It's even more fun in the summer when there are plenty of tourists and beach "officials" to ignore and weave in and out of. It doesn't matter if we knock someone over because no one can catch us and we don't pay tax of any sort so the rest of society can jump off of the end of Boscombe Pier! You really need to change the record occaisionally![/p][/quote]You are quite right - cyclists obey the highway code at all times and are all very courteous to motorists and pedestrians. How very dare anyone say anything to the contrary! I have never had any problems with cyclists in all the years I have been a car driver and pedestrian.......... ...and we must do all we can to make their life easier and safer........[/p][/quote]Ah, someone else who has a stuck needle as well! The very same person who endorses bikers speeding along at 80mph and then gets weepy eyed when one of them has an accident or crashes into something. I freely admit that some cyclists do not follow the highway code. The same as I freely admit that some bikers, car drivers, taxi drivers and bus drivers don't always obey the highway code. What I don't like is this attitude of all cyclists are evil. Get off of your hobby horse and try finding something else to moan about. The same record over and over again is becoming very, very boring! ranger_bob
  • Score: -12

3:01pm Mon 10 Mar 14

billy bumble says...

From my knowledge of this junction - surely the absolute No1 priority is to make it safe for motorists?

It's a nightmare
From my knowledge of this junction - surely the absolute No1 priority is to make it safe for motorists? It's a nightmare billy bumble
  • Score: 7

3:32pm Mon 10 Mar 14

suzigirl says...

ranger_bob wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
ranger_bob wrote:
beachcomber1 wrote: the cyclists in Boscombe don't use the road, they use the pavements.
Absolutely! We also enjoy pushing old ladies and children in to the path of oncoming traffic. If and when we do get off of our bikes (that we ALL ride at 100mph) it's only to kick small dogs. It's even more fun in the summer when there are plenty of tourists and beach "officials" to ignore and weave in and out of. It doesn't matter if we knock someone over because no one can catch us and we don't pay tax of any sort so the rest of society can jump off of the end of Boscombe Pier! You really need to change the record occaisionally!
You are quite right - cyclists obey the highway code at all times and are all very courteous to motorists and pedestrians. How very dare anyone say anything to the contrary! I have never had any problems with cyclists in all the years I have been a car driver and pedestrian.......... ...and we must do all we can to make their life easier and safer........
Ah, someone else who has a stuck needle as well! The very same person who endorses bikers speeding along at 80mph and then gets weepy eyed when one of them has an accident or crashes into something. I freely admit that some cyclists do not follow the highway code. The same as I freely admit that some bikers, car drivers, taxi drivers and bus drivers don't always obey the highway code. What I don't like is this attitude of all cyclists are evil. Get off of your hobby horse and try finding something else to moan about. The same record over and over again is becoming very, very boring!
Which category of law breaker do you fall into then? I have to say I enjoyed my leisurely motorcycle ride through Dorset yesterday - the weather was fantastic, the majority of motorists behaved themselves and were very courteous to us motorcyclists when we passed them and a thoroughly pleasant day was had by all of us...........
[quote][p][bold]ranger_bob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ranger_bob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]beachcomber1[/bold] wrote: the cyclists in Boscombe don't use the road, they use the pavements.[/p][/quote]Absolutely! We also enjoy pushing old ladies and children in to the path of oncoming traffic. If and when we do get off of our bikes (that we ALL ride at 100mph) it's only to kick small dogs. It's even more fun in the summer when there are plenty of tourists and beach "officials" to ignore and weave in and out of. It doesn't matter if we knock someone over because no one can catch us and we don't pay tax of any sort so the rest of society can jump off of the end of Boscombe Pier! You really need to change the record occaisionally![/p][/quote]You are quite right - cyclists obey the highway code at all times and are all very courteous to motorists and pedestrians. How very dare anyone say anything to the contrary! I have never had any problems with cyclists in all the years I have been a car driver and pedestrian.......... ...and we must do all we can to make their life easier and safer........[/p][/quote]Ah, someone else who has a stuck needle as well! The very same person who endorses bikers speeding along at 80mph and then gets weepy eyed when one of them has an accident or crashes into something. I freely admit that some cyclists do not follow the highway code. The same as I freely admit that some bikers, car drivers, taxi drivers and bus drivers don't always obey the highway code. What I don't like is this attitude of all cyclists are evil. Get off of your hobby horse and try finding something else to moan about. The same record over and over again is becoming very, very boring![/p][/quote]Which category of law breaker do you fall into then? I have to say I enjoyed my leisurely motorcycle ride through Dorset yesterday - the weather was fantastic, the majority of motorists behaved themselves and were very courteous to us motorcyclists when we passed them and a thoroughly pleasant day was had by all of us........... suzigirl
  • Score: -4

3:46pm Mon 10 Mar 14

muscliffman says...

Bob49 wrote:
" on trending PC cycle obsessed street tat simply for the sake of it."

what on earth has traffic signs to do with political correctness ?

however in the reak world there should be concern as to why the council is spending so much money in this area on stuff that is not only non urgent - but not needed

£55,000 was recently spent wrecking the Crescent Gardens om some nonsensical idea of 'upgrading it'. only to see all that work being ripped out again as a different upgrade is now being carried out

does rather suggest some massive development in that area is in the pipeline and the council are obligingly trying to tart the place up first

now why would they do that, I wonder ?
These Council managed anti-motorist and pro-cycling priority schemes (although naturally they try to avoid actually saying that around here - and call it the 'three towns travel' scheme) are nationally funded and founded largely upon the beliefs of minority pro-bike national political lobbyists who think that we must all 'save the planet' by riding bikes and stop using our dirty cars. It's 'green' and PC claptrap to the core and worth quite a few extra quid from National Government to all qualifying local Councils - so apparently we must all put up with it, although even the local cyclists have their doubts!
[quote][p][bold]Bob49[/bold] wrote: " on trending PC cycle obsessed street tat simply for the sake of it." what on earth has traffic signs to do with political correctness ? however in the reak world there should be concern as to why the council is spending so much money in this area on stuff that is not only non urgent - but not needed £55,000 was recently spent wrecking the Crescent Gardens om some nonsensical idea of 'upgrading it'. only to see all that work being ripped out again as a different upgrade is now being carried out does rather suggest some massive development in that area is in the pipeline and the council are obligingly trying to tart the place up first now why would they do that, I wonder ?[/p][/quote]These Council managed anti-motorist and pro-cycling priority schemes (although naturally they try to avoid actually saying that around here - and call it the 'three towns travel' scheme) are nationally funded and founded largely upon the beliefs of minority pro-bike national political lobbyists who think that we must all 'save the planet' by riding bikes and stop using our dirty cars. It's 'green' and PC claptrap to the core and worth quite a few extra quid from National Government to all qualifying local Councils - so apparently we must all put up with it, although even the local cyclists have their doubts! muscliffman
  • Score: 6

4:10pm Mon 10 Mar 14

loftusrod says...

bobthedestroyer wrote:
THe people in charge of transoprt in this town need to hve their qualifications checked.

Im all for making roads safer for everyone but the current employees don't seem to grasp that concept. They're main priority seems to be putting cyclists in danger or expecting cars to magically jump from one position in the road to another without actually travelling on the road.

With all the recent damage to roads wouldn't it be better fixing the surfaces of current roads for all road users, then look at improvements later.

And its also near the end of the financial year and we have to spend that budget
Agree with this.
Before starting new schemes, please improve the surfaces of the third world roads we already have.
[quote][p][bold]bobthedestroyer[/bold] wrote: THe people in charge of transoprt in this town need to hve their qualifications checked. Im all for making roads safer for everyone but the current employees don't seem to grasp that concept. They're main priority seems to be putting cyclists in danger or expecting cars to magically jump from one position in the road to another without actually travelling on the road. With all the recent damage to roads wouldn't it be better fixing the surfaces of current roads for all road users, then look at improvements later. And its also near the end of the financial year and we have to spend that budget[/p][/quote]Agree with this. Before starting new schemes, please improve the surfaces of the third world roads we already have. loftusrod
  • Score: 4

4:38pm Mon 10 Mar 14

westhowl says...

Oh good improved bus stops ,i only hope buses can get there to use them rather than like now anyone parks
Oh good improved bus stops ,i only hope buses can get there to use them rather than like now anyone parks westhowl
  • Score: 1

4:45pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Bob49 says...

"It's 'green' and PC claptrap to the core"

oh dear me, you sound like you may have had a rogue batch of the Mail this morning

now please explain to us all how road traffic meaures have anything to do with political correctness - bar a need for the 'political correctness gone mad' brigade to shriek it out like demented daleks at every possible opportunity whilst frothing at the mouth and shaking their lastest fix of the Mail.
"It's 'green' and PC claptrap to the core" oh dear me, you sound like you may have had a rogue batch of the Mail this morning now please explain to us all how road traffic meaures have anything to do with political correctness - bar a need for the 'political correctness gone mad' brigade to shriek it out like demented daleks at every possible opportunity whilst frothing at the mouth and shaking their lastest fix of the Mail. Bob49
  • Score: -3

6:02pm Mon 10 Mar 14

s-pb2 says...

billy bumble wrote:
From my knowledge of this junction - surely the absolute No1 priority is to make it safe for motorists?

It's a nightmare
I would have thought the priority should be for pedestrians. Its an extremely dangerous place to cross without a crossing anywhere near on a pretty wide road.
[quote][p][bold]billy bumble[/bold] wrote: From my knowledge of this junction - surely the absolute No1 priority is to make it safe for motorists? It's a nightmare[/p][/quote]I would have thought the priority should be for pedestrians. Its an extremely dangerous place to cross without a crossing anywhere near on a pretty wide road. s-pb2
  • Score: 2

6:26pm Mon 10 Mar 14

billy bumble says...

s-pb2 wrote:
billy bumble wrote:
From my knowledge of this junction - surely the absolute No1 priority is to make it safe for motorists?

It's a nightmare
I would have thought the priority should be for pedestrians. Its an extremely dangerous place to cross without a crossing anywhere near on a pretty wide road.
Yes to an extent - my point is that it can never be safe for anybody ( motorists, cyclist . pedestrians ) until it is made safe for motor vehicles first
[quote][p][bold]s-pb2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]billy bumble[/bold] wrote: From my knowledge of this junction - surely the absolute No1 priority is to make it safe for motorists? It's a nightmare[/p][/quote]I would have thought the priority should be for pedestrians. Its an extremely dangerous place to cross without a crossing anywhere near on a pretty wide road.[/p][/quote]Yes to an extent - my point is that it can never be safe for anybody ( motorists, cyclist . pedestrians ) until it is made safe for motor vehicles first billy bumble
  • Score: 1

6:53pm Mon 10 Mar 14

stevobath says...

s-pb2 wrote:
billy bumble wrote:
From my knowledge of this junction - surely the absolute No1 priority is to make it safe for motorists?

It's a nightmare
I would have thought the priority should be for pedestrians. Its an extremely dangerous place to cross without a crossing anywhere near on a pretty wide road.
I managed to live right by this junction for years, having to cross many times a day over a period of 15 years...I'm still here.

Oh. I did have Dave Prowse & Jimmy Saville to teach me how to cross a road correctly. Before them I was a member of 'The Tufty Club'.

Obviously, the contempt drivers etc have for anyone who dare live in & around 'Evil Boscombe' may well make this a dangerous area for pedestrians? It would be interesting to find out the figures for accidents involving pedestrians at this junction....Actually
, no it wouldn't.

I love playing real life 'Frogger'....
[quote][p][bold]s-pb2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]billy bumble[/bold] wrote: From my knowledge of this junction - surely the absolute No1 priority is to make it safe for motorists? It's a nightmare[/p][/quote]I would have thought the priority should be for pedestrians. Its an extremely dangerous place to cross without a crossing anywhere near on a pretty wide road.[/p][/quote]I managed to live right by this junction for years, having to cross many times a day over a period of 15 years...I'm still here. Oh. I did have Dave Prowse & Jimmy Saville to teach me how to cross a road correctly. Before them I was a member of 'The Tufty Club'. Obviously, the contempt drivers etc have for anyone who dare live in & around 'Evil Boscombe' may well make this a dangerous area for pedestrians? It would be interesting to find out the figures for accidents involving pedestrians at this junction....Actually , no it wouldn't. I love playing real life 'Frogger'.... stevobath
  • Score: -7

9:11pm Mon 10 Mar 14

pugs0404 says...

billy bumble wrote:
From my knowledge of this junction - surely the absolute No1 priority is to make it safe for motorists?

It's a nightmare
i live around this area and cycle through it. THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH THIS JUNCTION PROVIDED YOU OBEY THE LIGHTS. if only the council spent the money repairing the roads
[quote][p][bold]billy bumble[/bold] wrote: From my knowledge of this junction - surely the absolute No1 priority is to make it safe for motorists? It's a nightmare[/p][/quote]i live around this area and cycle through it. THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH THIS JUNCTION PROVIDED YOU OBEY THE LIGHTS. if only the council spent the money repairing the roads pugs0404
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11:38pm Mon 10 Mar 14

s-pb2 says...

stevobath wrote:
s-pb2 wrote:
billy bumble wrote:
From my knowledge of this junction - surely the absolute No1 priority is to make it safe for motorists?

It's a nightmare
I would have thought the priority should be for pedestrians. Its an extremely dangerous place to cross without a crossing anywhere near on a pretty wide road.
I managed to live right by this junction for years, having to cross many times a day over a period of 15 years...I'm still here.

Oh. I did have Dave Prowse & Jimmy Saville to teach me how to cross a road correctly. Before them I was a member of 'The Tufty Club'.

Obviously, the contempt drivers etc have for anyone who dare live in & around 'Evil Boscombe' may well make this a dangerous area for pedestrians? It would be interesting to find out the figures for accidents involving pedestrians at this junction....Actually

, no it wouldn't.

I love playing real life 'Frogger'....
Well im glad you dont find it a problem crossing that road. Unfortunately I have met many elderly, and people with mobility problems who find it a huge problem to cross the road , one or two have been close to being knocked down as a vehicle turns into St Johns at speed.
[quote][p][bold]stevobath[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]s-pb2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]billy bumble[/bold] wrote: From my knowledge of this junction - surely the absolute No1 priority is to make it safe for motorists? It's a nightmare[/p][/quote]I would have thought the priority should be for pedestrians. Its an extremely dangerous place to cross without a crossing anywhere near on a pretty wide road.[/p][/quote]I managed to live right by this junction for years, having to cross many times a day over a period of 15 years...I'm still here. Oh. I did have Dave Prowse & Jimmy Saville to teach me how to cross a road correctly. Before them I was a member of 'The Tufty Club'. Obviously, the contempt drivers etc have for anyone who dare live in & around 'Evil Boscombe' may well make this a dangerous area for pedestrians? It would be interesting to find out the figures for accidents involving pedestrians at this junction....Actually , no it wouldn't. I love playing real life 'Frogger'....[/p][/quote]Well im glad you dont find it a problem crossing that road. Unfortunately I have met many elderly, and people with mobility problems who find it a huge problem to cross the road , one or two have been close to being knocked down as a vehicle turns into St Johns at speed. s-pb2
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1:02pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Azphreal says...

If you obey the lights how is the junction unsafe for cyclists? If you obey the lights how is it unsafe for people crossing the road?
If you obey the lights how is the junction unsafe for cyclists? If you obey the lights how is it unsafe for people crossing the road? Azphreal
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11:23am Sat 15 Mar 14

Baywolf says...

Why spend all this money and cause all this chaos when cyclists won't even use the lanes or the lights. Red means stop! As for cyclists riding on pavements...well enough said. No the money spent should be made for cycle education and a compulsory test..and what about insurance? Maybe taxing to as they are by definition of the Highway Code road users..and they are duty bound to abide to the sections relating to them...but guess what...they don't.
Why spend all this money and cause all this chaos when cyclists won't even use the lanes or the lights. Red means stop! As for cyclists riding on pavements...well enough said. No the money spent should be made for cycle education and a compulsory test..and what about insurance? Maybe taxing to as they are by definition of the Highway Code road users..and they are duty bound to abide to the sections relating to them...but guess what...they don't. Baywolf
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