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  1. There's nothing BMBC can do about it other than ask drivers not to do it. Only the Police can enforce this contravention. In London, local Councils can enforce box junctions by camera, but outside London, despite calls for the powers to be rolled out, the government have so far refused to do so.
  2. It obviously can happen, or they would not have put a stop line and signals in place for just that purpose!
  3. All of the signals, including the crossing, at the Ball Rd / tram terminus junction are part of the junction arrangement and are controlled by one traffic signal controller.
  4. Traffic signal junction designs differ because the junction or crossing layouts differ. There are government guidelines on design, but these give the designer scope to put in what they feel is appropriate and is required for safety at that particular site.
  5. If you find standard traffic signal sequences disconcerting, it might be reasonable to ask whether you should actually be driving? That's the way they've always worked, so you should be well used to it if you're an experienced driver. If you're not experienced, get used to it, because they won't be changing the way they operate any time soon. Sorry if that sounds harsh, but it isn't exactly a major problem.
  6. It is not possible for a secondary signal that relates to your approach to be red at the same time as your primary signals are green. They all change at exactly the same time. So, you are either mistaken, or perhaps a signal head relating to the other approach is misaligned? You should also remember that amber means stop. The secondary signal has no legal status and there is no stop line at it's location, so you can therefore pass it if it has turned red, if it is safe to do so.
  7. You mean this one: https://goo.gl/maps/CHLF1tPhBngTJSwL9 on it it there are two secondary traffic signals, one is for the stop line on the roundabout, the other is for the stop line for traffic entering the roundabout from Brightside Lane. Providing a secondary signal, set back some distance from the stop line is standard practice in the UK.
  8. Planner1

    Speed limit on Penistone Road

    It’s a safety feature. On higher speed roads, traffic signals have additional vehicle detection equipment, set further back from the stop line, which pick up vehicles approaching quickly when the signals are about to change and allow an additional safety clearance time. There are a number of ways of doing it, but they all cost more than the standard setup used on lower speed roads. None that I’m aware of. I’ll ask.
  9. Planner1

    Speed limit on Penistone Road

    No, it doesn't. Councils never ever take decisions like that on the basis of revenue generation. I have worked in local government highways departments long enough to know this is the case. It isn't just signage. For example each and every set of traffic signals and pedestrian crossing would need to have additional vehicle speed detection equipment fitted and configured. That doesn't come cheap.
  10. Planner1

    sheffield road

    Sheffield is no worse to drive in than other major cities and in my opinion is better than most. I'd agree with Cyclone on the comparison with Leeds. If you see worn lines you can report them on the Council website or call 2734567 and Amey will renew them. The no right turns, one ways etc are there to reduce conflicts and improve traffic flows. The bus lanes only tend to operate when actually needed, so times can vary, but they are clearly signed. All towns and cities use similar traffic management measures.
  11. Planner1

    Eyre st apoea car park today

    What has privatisation got to do with the price of parking in a multi storey car park that has been owned and operated by the private sector from day one?
  12. The pedestrian crossing is part of the overall signalised junction and is operated by the same traffic signal controller. As Cyclone says, the drivers may have been caught in traffic and haven't taken due care when setting off again. However, the green man signal means cross when it is safe to do so. It doesn't guarantee that all drivers will comply with the signals, so you have to look and take your own view on whether they will stop.
  13. No there aren't. The only red light camera on that road is on uphill side of road at Glossop Rd junction.
  14. Planner1

    New roundabout Moss Way

    Errrm, in the circumstances described (ie buses pulling up in stops opposite each other meaning traffic can't get past) , that I was responding to, cyclists would be just as much inconvenienced as a motorist. Councils have to consider the safety and convenience of all road users, not just motorists. Drop your local Councillors a line (you can get their contact details from the Council website). They can ask for a Speed Indicator Device to be put in for a while.
  15. Planner1

    Speed Limits

    The Parkway is fine for the vast majority of the day. It gets busy at peak times and queues develop at the junctions at the ends. Exactly the same as happens on every similar road in cities across the world.
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