I TOOK my first trip for some weeks, from Chandlers Ford into Southampton today travelling down The Avenue.

As a former Southampton Borough Police Officer who has done many a stint at Bassett crossroads, waving my arms about controlling traffic in the morning rush, I was completely dumbfounded to see that the road, with the addition of cycle lanes on both sides, has been reduced to one lane each way.

What a designed and how could you approved this installation?

When road traffic assumes its normal, traffic will be back to Winchester and probably beyond in the morning rush.

The city centre will be a similar nightmare.

Still I suppose as those people involved are paid high salaries then it must be alright.

Glad I am retired and don't need to nor will at any time. use that road again.

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