The County Council recently consulted on possible changes to Tenison Road, and we have submitted a full response to the proposals. We believe that the measures proposed will do little without action to enforce speed limits in the short term and to reduce traffic levels in the longer term.
The brief is too limited and the considerable amount of money set aside for the project will not be well spent. A wider brief would include:
- Traffic reduction measures with regard to the station by providing access via the east side of the railway line to lessen the volume of traffic needing to use Mill Road and Hills Road.
- The installation of fixed and rising bollards at various locations in roads in the Tenison Road area to reduce the flow of traffic along Tenison Road. This principle has been successfully implemented in the Gwydir Street/Sturton Street area, resulting in a considerable improvement to the local environment.