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Wirral 10k road closures badly planned
11:28am Tuesday 23rd October 2012 in Letters
WITH some 25 miles of coastline and several parks including the Wirral Way, why on earth was it deemed such a good idea to basically make it impossible to get from my home in Wallasey to a customer in Birkenhead at 9am last Sunday when the Wirral 10k run was on?
Most of the link roads, indeed a good 90% were closed and seemingly marshalled by "non-local" gatekeepers that, in short had no idea what alternative roads might be passable.
Their only suggestion was offering me an A4 sheet reiterating the enforced closures.
While I have huge respect and support for the charity's causes involved in the run, I feel this lack of traffic management certainly does not do the event any favours.
Do not forget to add into the mix the ongoing closure of Tower Bridge/Tower Road.
I strongly feel these massive shortcomings will need to be addressed for any future events.
Andy Barrett by email.