October 25th, 2012 |
A Question For Our Readers About Roads
Ron and Chris would be glad of your comments on the following question.
The proposed new housing ‘North of London Road’ is likely to be in the area marked in mauve: (click on it to enlarge it)
Most of this will be housing, some will be open space.
The intention is that two-thirds of the housing will be accessed from London Road. About one-third will be accessed from Rawreth Lane
The proposal is to have a link for buses, cyclists and pedestrians only between the two parts of the site. A bus link could be good, allowing a circular bus route going Rayleigh High Street – Station – London Road – New Housing – Asda – Rawreth Lane – Hullbridge Road- Down Hall Road – Station – High Street.
Our question is – should this link allow car access too, to create a new traffic route between Rawreth Land and London Road ? Would this help traffic flow – or would it cause new bottlenecks at the new junctions of Rawreth Lane and London Road? Downhall Park Way was deliberately designed to only have one entrance , to avoid the various side roads off Down Hall Road becoming rat-runs. But do people at the southern end of Downhall Park Way feel cut-off from things – or is it more peaceful being at at the end of a big cul-de-sac?