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post Jul 8 2009, 07:39 PM
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Quite a traffic jam in town earlier tonight (bout 5.15). I did have to laugh though as the council workers were queuing to get out of their car park by the station and a lot of the drivers looked mightliy pissed off. I am hoping one or two of them might be responsible for the mess of a road system that is Newbury. Also a few of them, who undoubtedly live within walking/cycling distance, might rethink how they get to work in future tongue.gif
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post Jul 8 2009, 07:48 PM
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Not funny really as an accident caused the jams I heard. Hope nobody was badly hurt.
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post Jul 8 2009, 07:51 PM
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Sally Traffic said it was a broken down car transporter on the A339.
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post Jul 8 2009, 07:53 PM
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QUOTE (Bill1 @ Jul 8 2009, 08:48 PM) *
Not funny really as an accident caused the jams I heard. Hope nobody was badly hurt.


I never said I was laughing at any accident. If the road system wasn't so poorly designed then it wouldn't have been so clogged because of any accident.
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post Jul 8 2009, 08:01 PM
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QUOTE (Gumbo @ Jul 8 2009, 08:53 PM) *
I never said I was laughing at any accident. If the road system wasn't so poorly designed then it wouldn't have been so clogged because of any accident.



Does anybody ever go to a town of comparable size to Newbury at, say 5.15 on a weekday evening, and note how sweetly the traffic is always running. If so, can we be told where it is, please?
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post Jul 8 2009, 08:14 PM
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QUOTE (Darren @ Jul 8 2009, 08:51 PM) *
Sally Traffic said it was a broken down car transporter on the A339.


So it wasn't an accident Bill tongue.gif

Hugh - I have noticed Bartholomew Street particularly busy of late at this time of night (I have to cross it to get home) and most of the traffic takes a left turn down Station Road to get on the A339. This is obviously down to the cinema roadworks but it still doesn't mean the powers that be can't put into place contingency measures e.g. If traffic was allowed down Northbrook Street after 5 it would definately flow a lot better.
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post Jul 8 2009, 08:37 PM
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There was also a queue near the clock tower tonight.
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post Jul 8 2009, 09:17 PM
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QUOTE (Darren @ Jul 8 2009, 08:51 PM) *
Sally Traffic said it was a broken down car transporter on the A339.


It was practically right on the Sainsbury's roundabout.



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post Jul 8 2009, 10:11 PM
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QUOTE (nicster09 @ Jul 8 2009, 10:17 PM) *
It was practically right on the Sainsbury's roundabout.



It must be both ends then.
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post Jul 9 2009, 07:18 AM
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QUOTE (Gumbo @ Jul 8 2009, 09:14 PM) *
So it wasn't an accident Bill tongue.gif

Hugh - I have noticed Bartholomew Street particularly busy of late at this time of night (I have to cross it to get home) and most of the traffic takes a left turn down Station Road to get on the A339. This is obviously down to the cinema roadworks but it still doesn't mean the powers that be can't put into place contingency measures e.g. If traffic was allowed down Northbrook Street after 5 it would definately flow a lot better.



I was told it was an accident by a workmate, glad to hear that it wasn't.

I definitely agree about opening Northbrook Street at 5 for the time being.
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post Jul 9 2009, 07:38 AM
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QUOTE (Darren @ Jul 8 2009, 08:51 PM) *
Sally Traffic said it was a broken down car transporter on the A339.

Good old radio 2!

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post Jul 9 2009, 07:54 AM
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QUOTE (Bill1 @ Jul 9 2009, 08:18 AM) *
I was told it was an accident by a workmate, glad to hear that it wasn't.

I definitely agree about opening Northbrook Street at 5 for the time being.


A mate of mine works in a shop in Northbrook St and he tells me that it is dead there by 5.30 so perhaps somebody should suggest this idea to WBC - after all, hardly likely to cost much is it?
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post Jul 9 2009, 08:25 AM
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QUOTE (Bill1 @ Jul 9 2009, 08:18 AM) *
I was told it was an accident by a workmate, glad to hear that it wasn't.

I definitely agree about opening Northbrook Street at 5 for the time being.


Well hopefully one of the bird brains, who is involved with traffic planning at the council, might have been stuck in the queue last night and thought to himself/herself "Northbrook Street is normally dead after 5 (actually most of the time) if only it was open I could get home sooooo much quicker" wink.gif
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post Jul 9 2009, 08:30 AM
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No!! not more traffic through Northbrook Street. They should be an increasing the restricted hours so it also applies during the evening.
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post Jul 9 2009, 08:56 AM
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QUOTE (NNo @ Jul 9 2009, 09:30 AM) *
No!! not more traffic through Northbrook Street. They should be an increasing the restricted hours so it also applies during the evening.


Why? roads were built to be used not to be empty.
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QUOTE (NNo @ Jul 9 2009, 09:30 AM) *
No!! not more traffic through Northbrook Street. They should be an increasing the restricted hours so it also applies during the evening.


You get stuck in the bloody queue then!

I have to get over to Cold Ash to pick my son up after work too, we didn't even eat last night until nearly 8 o'clock and he's only 6 so had to go straight to bed after that.

Open Northbrook Street at 5!
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post Jul 9 2009, 09:43 AM
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Yep it was a car transporter, i was driving passed it on the opposite side (thank god) all the cars were trying to move accross onto the right hand lane, i've seen this happen twice now in the same spot!


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post Jul 9 2009, 10:19 AM
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QUOTE (Gumbo @ Jul 9 2009, 09:25 AM) *
Well hopefully one of the bird brains, who is involved with traffic planning at the council, might have been stuck in the queue last night and thought to himself/herself "Northbrook Street is normally dead after 5 (actually most of the time) if only it was open I could get home sooooo much quicker" wink.gif



For your information Gumbo.

The highways department is at Faraday Road and will be totally unaffected by any of this.
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post Jul 9 2009, 10:32 AM
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QUOTE (Gumbo @ Jul 9 2009, 09:25 AM) *
Well hopefully one of the bird brains, who is involved with traffic planning at the council, might have been stuck in the queue last night and thought to himself/herself "Northbrook Street is normally dead after 5 (actually most of the time) if only it was open I could get home sooooo much quicker" wink.gif

I think you'll find 'traffic planning' is subcontracted out these days. Atkins most likely.
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post Jul 9 2009, 10:36 AM
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QUOTE (Bill1 @ Jul 9 2009, 11:19 AM) *
For your information Gumbo.

The highways department is at Faraday Road and will be totally unaffected by any of this.


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