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Tyrawhitt posted..

It was the one at Top Ten Tyres you suggested iirc but I think Cllr. Hogg was aiming at the ones near the news agents/cobblers near Hope Street. I use it in preference to the ASDA junction crossing as crossing can be risky business with it being 5 lanes . Feel vulnerable on the ASDA crossing as once you leave the kerb with the grean man on, there's no further indication on the long traverse across as to whether its still pedestrian green or has gone to red.   Poor design in the crossing for the pedestrian. And the A6 traffic idiots are unforgiving if you have not made it across the five lanes in time. It needs re-assessing from the pedestrian point of view for an eye on indication on either side.

As regards driving the A6, the Top Ten Tyres crossing will have little impact as traffic is stationary a lot of the time cos of the Sainsbury's lights. I never get bothered by the lights at Top Ten Tyres while driving, no more than any other signalled crossing points on any road. Non-issue to blame them.

The bigger issue besides north bound Sainsbury's lights is the ASDA bus stop at the Stockport bound side, the phasing of Commercial Road exit trafic lights and the ASDA lights timing. This leads to the Stockport direction A6 traffic filling up the available space before the Commercial Road lights change to let Commercial Road traffic turning out right. As a result they turn right into a fully choked road. Little as two cars exiting per traffic light cycle.
They need re-programming to avoid this stupid situation which occurs at certain busy times of the day. (Phasing varies I note at different times of the day.)

This is leading to Commercial Road traffic short cutting through the NO ENTRY at the end of Chapel Street on a high frequency basis. (3 points & £1k will do it nicely like the one caught in my video this morning).