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09-12-2014, 19:22   #1
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Has anyone got any idea why the slip road from lowedges onto chesterfield road has been closed
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09-12-2014, 21:07   #2
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I suspect it is to help cyclists on a rather busy rd.
What it has done is made a very safe slip rd junction into a very dangerous slip rd where instead of using the momentum of a car to join the traffic you now have to pull out into traffic moving at 40mph......typical council stupid idea!!
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09-12-2014, 21:11   #3
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Just drive on the slip road part as before and build your speed up. It's only white paint so won't actually stop you or damage your car!
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09-12-2014, 22:00   #4
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All that stupid assorted bunch of white lines on the sliproad managed to do was make me think wtf? Then I continued driving and used it same as before they appeared....
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09-12-2014, 22:19   #5
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As long as you can drive around the barriers that have been erected to make sure you have to pull out into fast moving traffic..................
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09-12-2014, 22:20   #6
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Unfortunately there is now an obstacle that now forces you to make a 90 degree turn on to Chesterfield Road, taking it, as the op says, from a safe slip road allowing traffic to filter to a left turn.
It would be nice to know the reasoning behind this.
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09-12-2014, 22:25   #7
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Just a matter of time before there is an accident. What are the council thinking it has made this into a very dodgy junction. I wonder who's bright idea it was.
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09-12-2014, 23:13   #8
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As long as you can drive around the barriers that have been erected to make sure you have to pull out into fast moving traffic..................
Ah, they weren't there a number of weeks ago when I last used it. Might make it more of a challenge then!
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10-12-2014, 00:26   #9
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I think it is to make into more of a give way junction, instead of speeding up and filltering into moving traffic. The planners have made a total pigs ear of this area, with really stupid lane markings, particularly into entering and exiting the nearby Meadowhead roundabout. Just like they did with the Woodseats debacle. They do not have a clue! And we pay their wages!
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10-12-2014, 10:27   #10
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Unfortunately there is now an obstacle that now forces you to make a 90 degree turn on to Chesterfield Road, taking it, as the op says, from a safe slip road allowing traffic to filter to a left turn.
It would be nice to know the reasoning behind this.
Indeed and the number 53 buses seem to be struggling with it...
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10-12-2014, 11:22   #11
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It's to reduce the speed of the getaway cars as they do another raid on the bookies at Bradway!
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10-12-2014, 11:58   #12
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As long as you can drive around the barriers that have been erected to make sure you have to pull out into fast moving traffic..................
Those barriers appear to be temporary and EASILY MOVED out of the way if you get what I mean!
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10-12-2014, 13:39   #13
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We've been thinking the same. When its busy its so much harder to pull out. As others have said - it was much easier and safer to just ignore it and treat it as before, but now they have the barriers up its neigh on impossible to enter traffic at a steady speed. I wonder what the plan is, they can't keep the plastic barrier there forever.
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10-12-2014, 13:50   #14
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scc came up with the idea,and as local tenants/residents sec I was told by locals its a trial and if we don't like the idea we should complain,but I don't know and have not heard who to complain to,i personally think its very silly idea and will endeavour to find out who to complain to now we know that theres others that agree its a silly idea.
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scc came up with the idea,and as local tenants/residents sec I was told by locals its a trial and if we don't like the idea we should complain,but I don't know and have not heard who to complain to.
The Council, perhaps?
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10-12-2014, 14:01   #16
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scc came up with the idea,and as local tenants/residents sec I was told by locals its a trial and if we don't like the idea we should complain,but I don't know and have not heard who to complain to,i personally think its very silly idea and will endeavour to find out who to complain to now we know that theres others that agree its a silly idea.
It probably is.

Ideas like this, which are clearly idiotic, shouldn't be getting suggested or taken seriously never mind getting to the trial stage.

How much will this trial from planning to implementation to (inevitable) withdrawal be costing us?

And then the council moans about cuts. Well stop spending money on schemes and wages to people who are clearly inept. Then I might have some sympathy.
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10-12-2014, 14:09   #17
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It probably is.

Ideas like this, which are clearly idiotic, shouldn't be getting suggested or taken seriously never mind getting to the trial stage.

How much will this trial from planning to implementation to (inevitable) withdrawal be costing us?

And then the council moans about cuts. Well stop spending money on schemes and wages to people who are clearly inept. Then I might have some sympathy.
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10-12-2014, 14:31   #18
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spoken to highways,and they have said they will come back to me ,when they have found out which of there departments this scheme comes under and will contact me in about 24 hours,it does seem to be part of the meadowhead scheme,but I will inform you all when they contact me,hope this helps
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10-12-2014, 15:31   #19
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Cheers,top man.
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10-12-2014, 16:12   #20
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This leaflet from 2009 seems to suggest a cycle lane is to be introduced...

https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rc...81456516,d.d24
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