Keep Salisbury Moving! Stop the ETRO and reduce congestion on A36.

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Keep Salisbury Moving! Stop the ETRO and reduce congestion on A36.

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Charles McGrath started this petition to Wiltshire Council

The biggest challenge we face in Salisbury is congestion on the A36 Inner Relief Road. For local residents and businesses travelling across the city, it already takes far too long to drive along Churchill Way, Southampton Road and through the notorious tailbacks at Castle, St Mark's and College roundabouts. Instead of tackling this, the planned Experimental Traffic Regulation Order (ETRO) will block cars from travelling through the city centre, force traffic onto the A36 and create new rat runs through residential areas.

We support the principle of encouraging cycling and walking, and reducing air pollution, but we are not starting from a blank canvas. Without a bypass or alternative way of getting across Salisbury, the scheme on the table will increase the time it takes to get across the city. Instead of solving the air pollution problem, it will only move it to residential areas near the A36.

We are very concerned about the lack of public support for the proposed scheme. No one has voted for it. An extremely short two-week consultation is not appropriate for a change of this magnitude. We urge Wiltshire Council to reconsider its support for the scheme and focus instead on reducing traffic on the A36.   

 

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