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Darren
post Jan 14 2011, 04:16 PM
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http://www.newburytoday.co.uk/News/Article...articleID=15629

So the buses are out, but security vans and Royal Mail can stay. Will another set of bollards be placed in the Northern entrance to Northbrook St to stop vehicles just driving round?
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post Jan 14 2011, 10:04 PM
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Good point. It's always worth checking what WBC do in the name of the "Vision" with local opinion from the time.

How many things can you spot where we got the opposite of what we wanted?


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Richard Garvie
post Jan 15 2011, 08:30 AM
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QUOTE (dannyboy @ Jan 14 2011, 01:59 PM) *
During rush hour you can drive down Northbrook St.


I await to see the impact of this.
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post Jan 15 2011, 08:52 AM
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QUOTE (Richard Garvie @ Jan 15 2011, 08:30 AM) *
I await to see the impact of this.

What do you mean, this happens now!
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post Jan 15 2011, 08:53 AM
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QUOTE (Richard Garvie @ Jan 15 2011, 08:30 AM) *
QUOTE (dannyboy @ Jan 14 2011, 01:59 PM) *
During rush hour you can drive down Northbrook St.
I await to see the impact of this.

What do you mean; this happens now?
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Richard Garvie
post Jan 15 2011, 09:04 AM
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QUOTE (Iommi @ Jan 15 2011, 08:53 AM) *
I await to see the impact of this.
What do you mean; this happens now?


What I meant was, I wait to see what impact it has on Norhbrook Street. I would have kept the pedestrian zone until 6pm, and I did make that point at the NRA meeting this week.
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post Jan 15 2011, 09:06 AM
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QUOTE (Richard Garvie @ Jan 15 2011, 09:04 AM) *
What I meant was, I wait to see what impact it has on Norhbrook Street. I would have kept the pedestrian zone until 6pm, and I did make that point at the NRA meeting this week.

Why 'till 6? That seems, if you would excuse me, daft?
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post Jan 15 2011, 09:22 AM
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QUOTE (Iommi @ Jan 15 2011, 09:06 AM) *
Why 'till 6? That seems, if you would excuse me, daft?


The shops open to 5:30 or 6pm. If the street suddenly fills with traffic, would you shop there? Let's hope I'm wrong, and that we don't see too much of a difference, but that is my concern. I can't see the harm of taxi's parking in the Market Square after 6pm either.
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post Jan 15 2011, 09:28 AM
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QUOTE (Richard Garvie @ Jan 15 2011, 09:22 AM) *
The shops open to 5:30 or 6pm. If the street suddenly fills with traffic, would you shop there? Let's hope I'm wrong, and that we don't see too much of a difference, but that is my concern. I can't see the harm of taxi's parking in the Market Square after 6pm either.

Well rush hour starts to build up at around 4:30pm, yet in my experience, Northbrook Street is 'dead' at that time. Personally, whether traffic exists in Northbrook Street or not doesn't make any difference on my decision where to shop. Maybe I'm being chauvinistic, but I wouldn't expect to see 'housewives/husbands' with young kids in the highstreet at 5:00pm either. I really doubt pedestrianisation has made any real difference on the consumers choice to shop in town or not.

Taxies will want to wait in the busiest places in town. Historically, the north end of town is a graveyard and an unpopular place for taxies to wait.
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post Jan 15 2011, 09:33 AM
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QUOTE (Iommi @ Jan 15 2011, 09:28 AM) *
Well rush hour starts to build up at ~4:30pm, yet in my experience, Northbrook Street is 'dead' at that time. Personally, whether traffic exists in Northbrook Street or not doesn't make any difference on my decision where to shop. Maybe I'm being chauvinistic, but I would expect to see 'housewives/husbands' with young kids in the highstreet at 5:00pm either. I really doubt pedestrianisation has made any real difference on the consumers choice to shop in town or not.

Taxies will want be where the crowds are.
It gets busy again between 5 and 6 and some shops stay open until 6 to pick up trade from those walking home from work.
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post Jan 15 2011, 09:57 AM
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QUOTE (user23 @ Jan 15 2011, 09:33 AM) *
It gets busy again between 5 and 6 and some shops stay open until 6 to pick up trade from those walking home from work.

Not when I've been down there it ain't, certainly 'busy' is an exaggeration in any case. You have to get the WH Smith before 5:25 for instance.
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post Jan 15 2011, 10:23 AM
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QUOTE (Iommi @ Jan 15 2011, 09:57 AM) *
Not when I've been down there it ain't, certainly 'busy' is an exaggeration in any case. You have to get the WH Smith before 5:25 for instance.
I walk the entire length between 5.30pm and 6.30pm many weekdays and it's by no means "dead" any time before 6pm.
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post Jan 15 2011, 11:14 AM
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QUOTE (user23 @ Jan 15 2011, 10:23 AM) *
I walk the entire length between 5.30pm and 6.30pm many weekdays and it's by no means "dead" any time before 6pm.


I walk up from the Clock Tower to about the Millets mark at about 17:30 - 18:00 and it's always very quiet.
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post Jan 15 2011, 11:27 AM
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QUOTE (user23 @ Jan 15 2011, 10:23 AM) *
I walk the entire length between 5.30pm and 6.30pm many weekdays and it's by no means "dead" any time before 6pm.

You must walk slow, or are you a man of the road? tongue.gif

BTW - 'dead' should read: not busy, or quiet; as it certainly is, even on a Saturday.
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post Jan 15 2011, 11:43 AM
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Picture this - 'Heathcliffe' User and 'Cathy' Strafin meeting in the middle..................
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post Jan 15 2011, 05:46 PM
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I find it strange that vehicles serving a vital public service like buses are banned, along with the multitude of private delivery companies. Royal Mail and private security vehicles are allow in. Hardly fair.
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post Jan 15 2011, 06:44 PM
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The real test will be how the junction at the new hotel copes, and what effect is felt by the Robin Hood.
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post Jan 15 2011, 09:33 PM
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QUOTE (Richard Garvie @ Jan 15 2011, 06:44 PM) *
The real test will be how the junction at the new hotel copes, and what effect is felt by the Robin Hood.

Yet you would rather there was no relief (via Northbrook St) at rush hour?
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post Jan 15 2011, 10:57 PM
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QUOTE (Iommi @ Jan 15 2011, 09:33 PM) *
Yet you would rather there was no relief (via Northbrook St) at rush hour?


Well, I'm just concerned about the effect it will have. Hopefully I'm wrong!!!
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post Jan 16 2011, 05:37 PM
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QUOTE (Richard Garvie @ Jan 15 2011, 08:30 AM) *
I await to see the impact of this.

Wait to see?

You can see it now - just pop along to Northbrook Street at 8:45am.
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