There is one particular problem with the Wisbech area - traffic

HAVING retired from the Metropolis I have now lived in the Wisbech area in excess of 20 years. What a wonderful area to live in, however I do find one particular problem, and that is traffic. Once again I feel that I must air my views, this time regardin

HAVING retired from the Metropolis I have now lived in the Wisbech area in excess of 20 years.

What a wonderful area to live in, however I do find one particular problem, and that is traffic.

Once again I feel that I must air my views, this time regarding traffic congestion, brought about by preventing the ever increasing volume of traffic from utilising road space already and safely available.

It appears from the current set up that every attempt is being made to dissuade motorists, both tourists and locals from entering the town.


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When I first came to Wisbech I admired the way that what was once a canal was now a dual carriageway.

Whilst I appreciate that at the time of its construction there may well have been some criticism, the fact remained that the road and traffic light systems on it had been carried out in a most satisfactory manner.

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However it now transpires that so called modernisation has decreed that the dual carriageway is no longer required.

The road structure and markings tend to indicate except for an exceptional small number of vehicles there is only one lane required in each direction.

This in spite of the fact that the roundabout at the Nene River end can accommodate two vehicles side by side around its circumference, whilst at the other end of Churchill Road and throughout are thoughtfully designed traffic lights.

Even traffic entering the dual carriageway from the roundabout is reduced to one lane, thus ensuring a tailback into the roundabout.

Has any thought been given to utilising the existing road facilities in the most effective way for both traffic and pedestrians, bearing in mind that frustration is the cause of many accidents.

There has been much talk about redesigning the roundabout and various other modifications, but has anything been considered regarding adapting the present situation in a common sense manner.

BRIAN SMITH

Leverington

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