Tower Road bottleneck would cause chaos

Tower Road bottleneck would cause chaos

Tower Road bottleneck would cause chaos

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I STRONGLY disagree with last week’s letter headlined Logic in Tower Road layout.

Surely nobody, not even our "highways division", would be stupid enough to create a bottle neck at Tower Road / Birkenhead Road by reducing two lanes down to one lane.

Can you imagine the chaos if the bridge went up and you didn't have the option of heading for Duke Street bridge instead because you were stuck in a one lane bottle neck.

Now as we all realise that would be completely foolish and even the most incompetent of planners could not fail to foresee the problems that these actions would cause.

Therefore I am confident "the powers that be" have actually thought about the layout and it will surely continue to be two lanes.

Colin Warren, Wallasey

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6:56pm Tue 28 Jan 14

ballacrain says...

No Colin, the Traffic Division has reduced the road from two lanes to one. Now as you say one cannot continue to Duke Street if the Four Bridges are closed,nor can anyone move if traffic wishes to turn right from Birkenhead Road into Kelvin Road.
One has to give credit though, the planners certainly know how to plan a **** up.
Ballacrain
No Colin, the Traffic Division has reduced the road from two lanes to one. Now as you say one cannot continue to Duke Street if the Four Bridges are closed,nor can anyone move if traffic wishes to turn right from Birkenhead Road into Kelvin Road. One has to give credit though, the planners certainly know how to plan a **** up. Ballacrain ballacrain
  • Score: 3

4:42pm Wed 29 Jan 14

steady cyclist says...

Doh there is one lane each way over the bridge and one lane either way each direction on all other roads, it should make it safer for all users of those roads now, as for congestion travel at a quieter time, use public transport or even wallk or cycle, save the planet from the car.
Doh there is one lane each way over the bridge and one lane either way each direction on all other roads, it should make it safer for all users of those roads now, as for congestion travel at a quieter time, use public transport or even wallk or cycle, save the planet from the car. steady cyclist
  • Score: 1

11:58am Fri 7 Feb 14

steverob says...

dear steady cyclist, obviously you don't know what you are talking about, suggest you have a moment to study the flow. Good idea about peak times, leave the kids hanging around school until peak over. God help if you decide to get yourself knocked off your bike (always cyclists fault) and the ambulance cant reach as traffic is gridlocked and no where to go. Oh, and public transport is yet to levitate, so still stuck in the traffic, only now, it is unable to divert to duke street, so just gets cancelled. But its all okay, because the huge amount of cyclists (not) now have a bigger pavement to skittle pedestrians
dear steady cyclist, obviously you don't know what you are talking about, suggest you have a moment to study the flow. Good idea about peak times, leave the kids hanging around school until peak over. God help if you decide to get yourself knocked off your bike (always cyclists fault) and the ambulance cant reach as traffic is gridlocked and no where to go. Oh, and public transport is yet to levitate, so still stuck in the traffic, only now, it is unable to divert to duke street, so just gets cancelled. But its all okay, because the huge amount of cyclists (not) now have a bigger pavement to skittle pedestrians steverob
  • Score: -2

12:00pm Fri 7 Feb 14

steverob says...

PS. hope no one needs a fire tender when bridge is up, or the roll on roll off is emptying out its lorries
PS. hope no one needs a fire tender when bridge is up, or the roll on roll off is emptying out its lorries steverob
  • Score: -2

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