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Andy Capp
post Mar 31 2013, 10:25 AM
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Did people see the queue coming out of Parkway yesterday? It tailed from the Robin Hood all the way back to Parkway. I don't hold much hope for Aldi and others while that situation continues (and its been here since Parkway opened).
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Strafin
post Mar 31 2013, 01:02 PM
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I could be wrong, but I think they have changed the traffic light sequence going on to the Robin Hood, it seems to take ages to change now.
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post Mar 31 2013, 01:07 PM
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You mean PW has increased the amount of traffic in town? Surely not, I was under the impression it was a white elephant that had no increased footfall......

but rather than wait in the traffic, just go up past Waitrose. No queues onto the RH that way.

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post Mar 31 2013, 01:09 PM
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It's just possible that the Bank Holiday weekend had something to do with it.

QUOTE (dannyboy @ Mar 31 2013, 02:07 PM) *
but rather than wait in the traffic, just go up past Waitrose. No queues onto the RH that way.

But then you'd miss the fun of crashing into the queue-jumpers using the right-hand lane at the lights. smile.gif
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post Mar 31 2013, 01:30 PM
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QUOTE (dannyboy @ Mar 31 2013, 02:07 PM) *
You mean PW has increased the amount of traffic in town? Surely not, I was under the impression it was a white elephant that had no increased footfall......

but rather than wait in the traffic, just go up past Waitrose. No queues onto the RH that way.

Don't tell everyone!
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post Mar 31 2013, 03:19 PM
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It was the same last weekend, London Road going from Park Way was solid, and so was Shaw Road coming onto the roundabout, the roundabout itself was empty so I would also agree about the traffic light sequence being changed.


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post Mar 31 2013, 04:57 PM
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Similar area, different direction - heading into Newbury centre along London Road from the Robin Hood it was quite noticeable how much the traffic is now held up with a car trying to turn right into the new supermarket. Needs a filter lane, so a few less car parking spaces!


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post Mar 31 2013, 05:57 PM
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QUOTE (dannyboy @ Mar 31 2013, 02:07 PM) *
You mean PW has increased the amount of traffic in town? Surely not, I was under the impression it was a white elephant that had no increased footfall......

Back then we could go over the canal bridge if we wish, but now it is all funnelled to the north end. rolleyes.gif

The figures speak for themselves. Parkway has not improved footfall compared to the pre Parkway development. When Parkway opened, footfall soared, but levelled off to no better than pre development levels, suggesting there are more people willing to shop but have decided not to come back.

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but rather than wait in the traffic, just go up past Waitrose. No queues onto the RH that way.

What if everyone thought that? The traffic signalling is rubbish and is a reason I would not want to go to that neck of the woods on a Saturday.
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post Apr 1 2013, 05:55 AM
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QUOTE (mdd150407 @ Mar 31 2013, 05:57 PM) *
Similar area, different direction - heading into Newbury centre along London Road from the Robin Hood it was quite noticeable how much the traffic is now held up with a car trying to turn right into the new supermarket. Needs a filter lane, so a few less car parking spaces!

Just ban a right turn and make them use the B&Q roundabout??
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post Apr 1 2013, 08:41 AM
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QUOTE (Biker1 @ Apr 1 2013, 06:55 AM) *
Just ban a right turn and make them use the B&Q roundabout??

Wrong direction.
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post Apr 1 2013, 10:47 AM
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If the clock tower was still a roundabout the could heave banned the right turn from the Robin Hood and sent hem round that
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post Apr 1 2013, 11:28 AM
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There is still a roundabout next to the clock tower they could use.
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post Apr 1 2013, 11:36 AM
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QUOTE (mdd150407 @ Mar 31 2013, 05:57 PM) *
Similar area, different direction - heading into Newbury centre along London Road from the Robin Hood it was quite noticeable how much the traffic is now held up with a car trying to turn right into the new supermarket. Needs a filter lane, so a few less car parking spaces!



QUOTE (Biker1 @ Apr 1 2013, 06:55 AM) *
Just ban a right turn and make them use the B&Q roundabout??


QUOTE (John C @ Apr 1 2013, 11:47 AM) *
If the clock tower was still a roundabout the could heave banned the right turn from the Robin Hood and sent hem round that


Are we talking about the same town. Neither of those roundabouts, as far as I can see, have any relevance to cars waiting to turn into Aldi.
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post Apr 1 2013, 11:42 AM
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If it was no right turn into Aldi, then cars could continue up to the clock tower, turn around and then drive back down the London Road and turn left into the car park. The B&Q roundabout comment I think has either been misunderstood or was an error.
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post Apr 1 2013, 12:19 PM
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QUOTE (Strafin @ Apr 1 2013, 11:28 AM) *
There is still a roundabout next to the clock tower they could use.


But its only a mini roundabout now and some people would find it difficult to do a 180 there
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post Apr 1 2013, 12:21 PM
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QUOTE (Strafin @ Apr 1 2013, 12:42 PM) *
If it was no right turn into Aldi, then cars could continue up to the clock tower, turn around and then drive back down the London Road and turn left into the car park.

Then join the bloody great queue the OP was on about! huh.gif
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post Apr 1 2013, 01:39 PM
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QUOTE (John C @ Apr 1 2013, 12:19 PM) *
But its only a mini roundabout now and some people would find it difficult to do a 180 there

And they would have to go round a larger roundabout at the end of Park Way in order to get to the Clock Tower - why not turn round there?

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post Apr 1 2013, 03:50 PM
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QUOTE (John C @ Apr 1 2013, 01:19 PM) *
But its only a mini roundabout now and some people would find it difficult to do a 180 there


Doing a 180 on a mini roundabout is illegal and often impossible without having to stop and reverse.. which makes it dangerous.


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post Apr 1 2013, 04:07 PM
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QUOTE (motormad @ Apr 1 2013, 03:50 PM) *
Doing a 180 on a mini roundabout is illegal and often impossible without having to stop and reverse.. which makes it dangerous.
Pretty sure it's not illegal, where did you read this?
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Andy Capp
post Apr 1 2013, 04:48 PM
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QUOTE (motormad @ Apr 1 2013, 04:50 PM) *
Doing a 180 on a mini roundabout is illegal and often impossible without having to stop and reverse.. which makes it dangerous.
QUOTE (user23 @ Apr 1 2013, 05:07 PM) *
Pretty sure it's not illegal, where did you read this?

It is not illegal, it is an urban myth, but Who gives a sheet, the queue is still there!!!!
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