Plans to change road system in Lymington

Daily Echo: A new one-way system has been proposed for Lymington. A new one-way system has been proposed for Lymington.

COUNCIL chiefs have revealed that a new one-way system could be introduced in a Hampshire town centre.

If the scheme goes ahead Lymington High Street will be closed to eastbound traffic as part of a four-year project to improve the town.

Town councillors are also looking at ways to enhance the seawater baths, which made a loss last year of £55,000.

Other proposals include improvements to the forecourt outside the shops at Fox Pond, Pennington – described by critics as “an eyesore”.

The proposed one-way system will affect the eastern end of the High Street between its junctions with Gosport Street and New Street, part of which is already one-way.

Echelon car parking will be introduced on the northern side of the High Street, with vehicles parked at an angle to the kerb.

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6:41am Fri 30 Mar 12

derek james says...

you only have to look a few miles down the road to lyndhurst and the traffic queues to see what an abortion one way systems are. then again if council chiefs had any intelligence they would have proper jobs and not be "working" for the council.hcc motto is "improving your roads" almost every example i see of their work is a mess compared with what was there in the first place.
you only have to look a few miles down the road to lyndhurst and the traffic queues to see what an abortion one way systems are. then again if council chiefs had any intelligence they would have proper jobs and not be "working" for the council.hcc motto is "improving your roads" almost every example i see of their work is a mess compared with what was there in the first place. derek james

10:35am Fri 30 Mar 12

dand_uk says...

If this was in Europe the local authority would shut the road to motor traffic. Who wants to breathe in traffic fumes and dodge through parked cars in a city centre shopping street??

In London they are removing one way systems since they do not solve congestion, and tend to create circuituous routes around residential streets
If this was in Europe the local authority would shut the road to motor traffic. Who wants to breathe in traffic fumes and dodge through parked cars in a city centre shopping street?? In London they are removing one way systems since they do not solve congestion, and tend to create circuituous routes around residential streets dand_uk

11:15am Fri 30 Mar 12

The Music Man says...

Idiots
Idiots The Music Man

11:20am Fri 30 Mar 12

Torchie1 says...

dand_uk wrote:
If this was in Europe the local authority would shut the road to motor traffic. Who wants to breathe in traffic fumes and dodge through parked cars in a city centre shopping street??

In London they are removing one way systems since they do not solve congestion, and tend to create circuituous routes around residential streets
If Europe gained anything from WW11 it was the ability to start afresh with town planning after huge swathes of the continent were destroyed in the fighting. To a much lesser extent the UK was able to rebuild the large cities after the bombing and modernise the layout but small towns and villages are still using a road system that has existed for centuries and the authorities have to try and do the best with what they've got.
[quote][p][bold]dand_uk[/bold] wrote: If this was in Europe the local authority would shut the road to motor traffic. Who wants to breathe in traffic fumes and dodge through parked cars in a city centre shopping street?? In London they are removing one way systems since they do not solve congestion, and tend to create circuituous routes around residential streets[/p][/quote]If Europe gained anything from WW11 it was the ability to start afresh with town planning after huge swathes of the continent were destroyed in the fighting. To a much lesser extent the UK was able to rebuild the large cities after the bombing and modernise the layout but small towns and villages are still using a road system that has existed for centuries and the authorities have to try and do the best with what they've got. Torchie1

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