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Limecat posted..

[QUOTE=sundave]What a total waste of money that is! considering the amount of HGVs that use London Rd i can't see the pretty block paving lasting very long and it's obvious they used the same design team as Bramhall village and just doubled it.
For gods sake, where is the logic in putting pedestrian crossings at the exit from a roundabout?
Witnessed this morning a local female with children in tow just walking out onto "crossing" without looking, right into the path of the deadliest thing on the road, " a volvo driver with a cloth cap on" who by the way had driven across the roundabout and then turned left on the wrong side in front of oncoming traffic, a disaster waiting to happen and when it does, i hope the designers get both barrels right up their well upholstered behinds.
Rant over (or is it?)[/QUOTE]

A bit of an ignorant point of view TBH.

Traffic measures are very well researched and modelled. If it didn't offer an improvement then it would not go ahead, it IS that simple. Roadworks cost money. So is an improvement a waste of money? No.

I often used to have to sit in traffic about 8-10 years ago due to the lights at Poynton junction and it would take me an hour + to get to Macclesfield dependant upon time.

Where is the logic in pedestrian crossings by roundabouts? Strangely it is about pedestrian safety as it's human nature to want to take the shortest route. Roads have pavements, roundabouts connect roads. Simple.

I also strongly suspect that the road designers took account of HGV's. Maybe it's just me not being a Grover that is jealous of Poynton though?