Do drivers create road layouts?

I was most interested in the response to my comments in the Observer about having roundabouts in some areas rather than traffic lights and T Thomas’s idea of a footbridge.

As I use this road up to four times a day, six days a week, I can confidently say that in the 12 years I have lived in Bexhill I have very rarely had to stop at the pedestrian lights that are placed between Ravenside and the petrol station area.

The idea of a footbridge is great on paper and would solve some of the issues, but would anyone actually use it?

I often wonder if the layout of our roads and junction facilities are actually produced by people who drive.

A drive up and down Queensway in the last week shows that the planners have still not got the idea, once again we find traffic lights where a roundabout especially at the Crowhurst junction would possibly be a better idea and would certainly slow speeding traffic approaching what may turn out to be a future quite risky junction as it has in the past, ‘amber gamblers’ do still exist.

Derek Stocker

Duke Street


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