Save Barrack Rd
Save Barrack Rd
We are petitioning to stop the proposed 2 way cycle lane along barrack road to merley.
There are multiple reasons why this needs to be stopped.
These plans need serious revising as they are dangerous even cyclists themselves have expressed concerns and wouldnt use the proposed cycle lanes the plans need changing and be made safer for all.
First & foremost it will be dangerous to say the least with the proposed plans Ambulances/police cars & fire engines will no longer be able to pass traffic safely as cars & buses will have nowhere to pull over to let them pass as currently cars on a daily basis pull over outside shops and into parking bays to allow emergency services to pass this is the main road to & from bournemouth hospital we see an average of 20 ambulances on blue lights during working hours etc these ambulance will get snarled up in traffic as cars wont be able to let them pass which could be the difference between life & death for a patient in an ambulance.
The impact this is going to have on residents will be detrimental they will have no parking outside their homes and they wont even be able to unload their shopping or get a taxi to drop them near their home or receive deliverys via courier ie heavy items washing machines cookers etc as the drivers wont be able to pull up to drop said items off. The residents will have to park along burnett ave which will now become a oneway system with reduced parking facilitys as burnett ave is already hard to park down let alone when its oneway.
Impact on local businesses will be devastaing it will see them close as with no parking and a 2way cycle lane crossing infront of the shops will be detrimental the proposed new parking in burnet ave is already congested and it will be even more congested when its made into a one way road as it will be residents only source of parking and rightly so. So where does that leave customers to park to use the local shops nowhere and no parking means no customers & no customers means no businesses. There will also be nowhere for delivery drivers to stop and collect parcels or deliver heavy stock deliverys to local businesses the one way rd (burnett ave) isnt going to be able to fit a lorry to deliver stock as the lorries will never get round the corners etc and will no longer be able to stop outside in order to make deliveries as will be a 2 way cycle lane.
This proposed development is going to have a massive negative impact on the local area it will make congestion worse emergency services wont be able to get through safely residents are going to be massively effected and the local businesses will close as a result i cant see any positives in this development its a waste of public money.