Nightmare Cullompton Street divides the city – archyde

An arduous “no good solution” road is divided at Cullompton.

Devon County Council has proposed removing double yellow lines on the west side of Willand Road to ease the flow of traffic.

However, city councils voted to keep the status quo, which suggests they need to do what they feel best about road safety.

At a meeting on Monday, December 6th, Councilor Iain Emmet said the yellow lines would make the street on the corner “more dangerous” as traffic shifts to the center line of the street.

He said, “Also, the three or four houses across the street will be virtually impossible to get out of their driveways safely.”

Councilor Chris Snow added, “In the past, double yellows have proven to be a very good security deterrent on either side.

“We have had a lot of discussions about this and most believe that the double yellows should be left for security reasons.

“Additional parking spaces alone will not alleviate the problems. There are many spaces in the adjacent streets that can be used and, as a council, we should be careful about road safety and the safety of local residents. ”

However, Alderman Martin Smith said he spoke to residents of Windy Ridge and the east and west sides of the street who said it was better to park cars along the street.

“It’s a bit like marmot day,” he said. “You have the balance between parking cars at the red marking, which means that the vehicles slow down and have to give way. This enables you to get out.

“The average speed of traffic when there is no car parked there is much higher than when there are cars parked as an obstacle.

“We hide in nowhere because there are queues, nobody can park, the speeds are increasing, and it is more difficult for the residents to get onto the main road.

“If you allow people to park there, there is a concern that the traffic will move from front to back because the traffic has to give way.

“On the small street on the left, a lady was knocked down while crossing the street. I think that should be considered.

“Overall, I feel that it is better to park cars there as it will slow down the traffic.

“Other people will have different opinions and there will be other safety concerns. There is no good solution to it. “

However, Chris Snow said he too had spoken to local residents with the opposite opinion.

“After speaking with the residents there, I can say that their views are the opposite of Cllr Smith’s,” he said.

“We have no evidence of any speeding violations, but the parked cars have been maneuvered a few times.”

Councilor Janet Johns added, “I don’t think we can win here. I don’t think there is a situation that works for everyone. They had it on one side, it didn’t work, they moved it to the other side, it didn’t work either. “

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