Bridgwater town set for traffic chaos

TRAFFIC in Bridgwater is set to increase.

TRAFFIC in Bridgwater is set to increase.

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TRADERS and drivers are bracing themselves for traffic chaos in Bridgwater with two major town centre road schemes set to cause disruption at the same time.

Work has started on a £370,000 upgrade of the 150-year-old Bridgwater Bridge after sections of the landmark structure were corroded by rising waters from the River Parrett.

There are traffic restrictions on the bridge with lanes and pavements due to be coned off in various stages while the work, which is expected to last until at least October, is completed.

While this major overhaul continues, work lasting up to 20 weeks is due to start in the next few weeks on The Clink traffic junction.

The work will update pedestrian and cycle facilities, and improve the traffic flow through the area. 

Bridgwater Chamber of Commerce chairman Stephen Leahy said: “With two lots of work going on at the same time it’s a double whammy with the disruption it will cause.

“Bridgwater traders are bracing themselves for years of traffic problems, however, as from the end of this year there’s also the work associated with Hinkley Point, so this is just the start. 

“I would make the point that there was no real notification of the work starting on the bridge and many traders in Eastover were not given any warning. In fact the first time I knew about it was when I drove up there.”

The county council, which is responsible for both Bridgwater schemes, says there will be hold ups at some point while the work is carried out but could not predict how bad they would be. They say the existing lights at The Clink will be used for as long as possible but temporary lights will be needed “on occasions”.

Work on the bridge is being timed so it can be finished ready for the famous Bridgwater Carnival at the beginning of November. 

At the end of the year more road misery is expected while road schemes are started to serve the huge Hinkley Point site which will include improvements to the Bath Road junction in Bridgwater.

EDF Energy, which is hoping to build the proposed Hinkley Point C power station, said the county council was due to schedule the programme of works for Hinkley and it had no start date as yet.

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2:30pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Blue Owl says...

Unfortunately, what I have been saying for the last xx number of years, is coming to fruition, road Holdups due to the non building of alternative highways for our ever expanding Town, of Bridgwater. Despite 106 Highways Agreement Monies being paid by developers to SCC. For improvements, we seldom see this implemented. Since January this year, I wrote asking as to just what Highway Improvements were to be
implemented for EDF Hinkley C, still no answers, fobbed off with until the Government sign it off they SCC have no Plans, Available ???. I Do Not Believe Them !!
We have a new road and Bridge planned for Taunton Rd into Colley Lane, no Sign of Starting, let alone completion ??? SCC, excuse is they have not agreed the Associated land purchases. WHY ???
As I have written before, Taunton gets new Park & Rides, The Third Way and Bridge, now the Obridge Link is being re-created with new Highway and connections into the Old Cattle Market site.
Has anyone like myself noted behing the Creech-castle Hotal , Park and Ride, now used as a storage yard, as No one Used it as a Park and Ride,
Just why, are we not being allocated a proportionate share of this SCC Spending on highways............
.???
David L Preece
Blue-Owl
Unfortunately, what I have been saying for the last xx number of years, is coming to fruition, road Holdups due to the non building of alternative highways for our ever expanding Town, of Bridgwater. Despite 106 Highways Agreement Monies being paid by developers to SCC. For improvements, we seldom see this implemented. Since January this year, I wrote asking as to just what Highway Improvements were to be implemented for EDF Hinkley C, still no answers, fobbed off with until the Government sign it off they SCC have no Plans, Available ???. I Do Not Believe Them !! We have a new road and Bridge planned for Taunton Rd into Colley Lane, no Sign of Starting, let alone completion ??? SCC, excuse is they have not agreed the Associated land purchases. WHY ??? As I have written before, Taunton gets new Park & Rides, The Third Way and Bridge, now the Obridge Link is being re-created with new Highway and connections into the Old Cattle Market site. Has anyone like myself noted behing the Creech-castle Hotal , Park and Ride, now used as a storage yard, as No one Used it as a Park and Ride, Just why, are we not being allocated a proportionate share of this SCC Spending on highways............ .??? David L Preece Blue-Owl Blue Owl
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3:11pm Tue 12 Aug 14

the voice of common sense says...

All there "improvements" would not be needed to facilitate the extra traffic involved in the construction of Hinkley C if a southern bypass were built to take traffic from J24 straight out onto the A39 just to the east of Cannington.

With regard to the clink junction, do away with the lights and put in a roundabout then do the same all the way up Broadway.

I note with trepidation the bit at the bottom of the article regarding making" improvements" to the Bath road junction, this normally means a long time in construction and every thing slowed down for the traffic when it is complete. I have seen for a while numerous people doing traffic counts, add to this the long term plan to reconstruct crossrifles roundabout into a traffic light controlled junction.

I BEG OF YOU PLEASE DON'T DO IT, ITS THE ONLY JUNCTION IN BRIDGWATER THAT WORKS.

If however this all goes ahead I hope that the works aren't carried out by the same company that are loitering at the Penel Orlieu junction, has anyone else noticed that they arrive about lunchtime on a Monday, put out their cones etc. have their lunch, walk around for an hour then put it all away again, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday the same procedure except for a slightly longer work break to relieve the tedium of the day, then, on Friday its the the same as Monday but earlier, then about midday pack up and go home until Monday when the whole charade starts all over.

Why can't road works of this nature be carried out by local companies who could then work five days rather than 3 and a bit and get the job done in half the time(they might even work the odd weekend and really.
speed things up)
All there "improvements" would not be needed to facilitate the extra traffic involved in the construction of Hinkley C if a southern bypass were built to take traffic from J24 straight out onto the A39 just to the east of Cannington. With regard to the clink junction, do away with the lights and put in a roundabout then do the same all the way up Broadway. I note with trepidation the bit at the bottom of the article regarding making" improvements" to the Bath road junction, this normally means a long time in construction and every thing slowed down for the traffic when it is complete. I have seen for a while numerous people doing traffic counts, add to this the long term plan to reconstruct crossrifles roundabout into a traffic light controlled junction. I BEG OF YOU PLEASE DON'T DO IT, ITS THE ONLY JUNCTION IN BRIDGWATER THAT WORKS. If however this all goes ahead I hope that the works aren't carried out by the same company that are loitering at the Penel Orlieu junction, has anyone else noticed that they arrive about lunchtime on a Monday, put out their cones etc. have their lunch, walk around for an hour then put it all away again, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday the same procedure except for a slightly longer work break to relieve the tedium of the day, then, on Friday its the the same as Monday but earlier, then about midday pack up and go home until Monday when the whole charade starts all over. Why can't road works of this nature be carried out by local companies who could then work five days rather than 3 and a bit and get the job done in half the time(they might even work the odd weekend and really. speed things up) the voice of common sense
  • Score: 20

6:07pm Tue 12 Aug 14

'tis true says...

i also pointed out on here a few weeks ago that the SCC website is showing roadworks at the Taunton Road junction ( traffic lights again) between October and May of next year.....8 months !!!
i also pointed out on here a few weeks ago that the SCC website is showing roadworks at the Taunton Road junction ( traffic lights again) between October and May of next year.....8 months !!! 'tis true
  • Score: 8

6:10pm Tue 12 Aug 14

blackmasquerade says...

What Park & Ride behind Creech Castle? I don't ever recall that being on the cards. The site is too small not to mention access problems from the A38/A358.
What Park & Ride behind Creech Castle? I don't ever recall that being on the cards. The site is too small not to mention access problems from the A38/A358. blackmasquerade
  • Score: 0

6:15pm Tue 12 Aug 14

'tis true says...

Here we go:-

1/9 - 31/12 The Clink Trafiic Lights
1/9 - 31/12 East Quay Traffic Lights
1/9 - 31/3 Huntworth Roundabout
1/9 - 29/5 Taunton Road Junction Traffic Lights

Bedlam !
Here we go:- 1/9 - 31/12 The Clink Trafiic Lights 1/9 - 31/12 East Quay Traffic Lights 1/9 - 31/3 Huntworth Roundabout 1/9 - 29/5 Taunton Road Junction Traffic Lights Bedlam ! 'tis true
  • Score: 6

6:27pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Samej1 says...

I mooted a couple of years ago how Bridgwater is sleep walking into congestion and chaos caused by HPC - looks like I was right, add up these works and what is to come and you're probably looking at a couple of years gridlock (even before HPC construction starts!)
I mooted a couple of years ago how Bridgwater is sleep walking into congestion and chaos caused by HPC - looks like I was right, add up these works and what is to come and you're probably looking at a couple of years gridlock (even before HPC construction starts!) Samej1
  • Score: 6

6:35pm Tue 12 Aug 14

RustyKnight says...

Did anyone else read this and wonder where the heck "Bridgwater bridge" is?

I've heard of the TOWN BRIDGE, BLACK BRIDGE and BLAKE BRIDGE" but never a Bridgwater bridge!

Presumably this is yet another story written by some outsider who doesn't know anything about Bridgwater!
Did anyone else read this and wonder where the heck "Bridgwater bridge" is? I've heard of the TOWN BRIDGE, BLACK BRIDGE and BLAKE BRIDGE" but never a Bridgwater bridge! Presumably this is yet another story written by some outsider who doesn't know anything about Bridgwater! RustyKnight
  • Score: 9

7:29pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Baldbloke says...

RustyKnight wrote:
Did anyone else read this and wonder where the heck "Bridgwater bridge" is?

I've heard of the TOWN BRIDGE, BLACK BRIDGE and BLAKE BRIDGE" but never a Bridgwater bridge!

Presumably this is yet another story written by some outsider who doesn't know anything about Bridgwater!
Probably the same outsiders who spell Bridgewater (sic) with two "e" s...

Even some local businesses have made the same mistake - take a look around and you'll see what I mean...

I digress - what is the point in SCC creating yet another cycle lane when the ones we already have are completely disjointed and no cyclists seem to use them anyway (pavements and the road seem to be preferred)

What really irritates me is why The Leggar is closed off at its north end - open it up, make use of the brownfield site there and create a one-way system to reduce the chaos we see every weekend on The Clink while traffic wends it way into and out of Sainsburys and the Bridgwater Retail Park. Hardly rocket science if you ask me.

It might even help to reduce a small fraction of the gridlock we are expected to suffer in the near future when HPC really gets under way.

We should have had a bypass from Dunball to somewhere north of Cannington years ago (though they have since discovered Iron Age and Roman remains in the area so bang goes that idea).

Drive into town? I think I'll wait for Morrisons Manufacturing to offer their nocturnal car park as a park-and-ride...
[quote][p][bold]RustyKnight[/bold] wrote: Did anyone else read this and wonder where the heck "Bridgwater bridge" is? I've heard of the TOWN BRIDGE, BLACK BRIDGE and BLAKE BRIDGE" but never a Bridgwater bridge! Presumably this is yet another story written by some outsider who doesn't know anything about Bridgwater![/p][/quote]Probably the same outsiders who spell Bridgewater (sic) with two "e" s... Even some local businesses have made the same mistake - take a look around and you'll see what I mean... I digress - what is the point in SCC creating yet another cycle lane when the ones we already have are completely disjointed and no cyclists seem to use them anyway (pavements and the road seem to be preferred) What really irritates me is why The Leggar is closed off at its north end - open it up, make use of the brownfield site there and create a one-way system to reduce the chaos we see every weekend on The Clink while traffic wends it way into and out of Sainsburys and the Bridgwater Retail Park. Hardly rocket science if you ask me. It might even help to reduce a small fraction of the gridlock we are expected to suffer in the near future when HPC really gets under way. We should have had a bypass from Dunball to somewhere north of Cannington years ago (though they have since discovered Iron Age and Roman remains in the area so bang goes that idea). Drive into town? I think I'll wait for Morrisons Manufacturing to offer their nocturnal car park as a park-and-ride... Baldbloke
  • Score: 7

8:19pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Blue Owl says...

the voice of common sense wrote:
All there "improvementsIt seems that we are all on the same wavelength with regard to our traffic congestion, your comment "Voice of Common Sense" re roundabouts, V Traffic lights, I agree allow traffic flows to operate better !! NO No!! no not allowed, as they give priority to the Motorist, You cannot allow that, as the Pedestrians and the Cyclist must have Highway Priority, b4 the Car drivers. Straight from the County Highways Senior Officer @SCC .
When, you the drivers understand that Motorist, are not the Priority, lights at traffic junctions allow the Pedestrians and Cyclist to press the Crossing Buttons, then ignore the Red Lights and cross anyway !!!
All the work you see going on at the present time is to aid Pedestrians and Cyclists cross the junctions. Not to benefit the Motorist at all. We are way down the priority list
The Sainsbury's access, egress is needed, as the traffic @ times builds up and blocks the Canon Roundabout. Because, you cannot have a box junction on a roundabout according to County Highways. why Not !!!, if it stops the Canon Junction from being Jammed.
Sainbury's, are to have a road through the existing Access to the rear of their store, this was part of the Mezzanine levels, in other Outlets on that trading Estate, as part of expansions to the those stores.
The Voice of Common Sense says that a new road is needed, but I believe that Dunball to Combwich/ Cannington is a better more Viable route, as j23 is to be also a staging Area for EDF Hinkley C. The construction traffic can therefore circumvent the Town, and traffic @ J24 can access from that Site.
I have been fighting/ challenging County Highways for many years now, so be assured, I post this Cyclist-Pedestrian Versus Motorist Agenda, with facts, they will not be happy until we are either forced out of our Cars, and onto Public Transport. Which is not user friendly, or cost effective to use.
Despite the facts that we have a higher volume of Cyclist already in the County, cycling to and from work etc.
This is why, I launched the Bridgwater By-Pass epetition.Gov. Calling for
a New Road, as it became apparent early in the Hinkley EDF C proposals that they were not going to build this needed road. We could even try to combine a Sluice/ Barrage and Road to Hinkley C .
If the Will was there !!
Blue-Owl
David L Preece
[quote][p][bold]the voice of common sense[/bold] wrote: All there "improvementsIt seems that we are all on the same wavelength with regard to our traffic congestion, your comment "Voice of Common Sense" re roundabouts, V Traffic lights, I agree allow traffic flows to operate better !! NO No!! no not allowed, as they give priority to the Motorist, You cannot allow that, as the Pedestrians and the Cyclist must have Highway Priority, b4 the Car drivers. Straight from the County Highways Senior Officer @SCC . When, you the drivers understand that Motorist, are not the Priority, lights at traffic junctions allow the Pedestrians and Cyclist to press the Crossing Buttons, then ignore the Red Lights and cross anyway !!! All the work you see going on at the present time is to aid Pedestrians and Cyclists cross the junctions. Not to benefit the Motorist at all. We are way down the priority list The Sainsbury's access, egress is needed, as the traffic @ times builds up and blocks the Canon Roundabout. Because, you cannot have a box junction on a roundabout according to County Highways. why Not !!!, if it stops the Canon Junction from being Jammed. Sainbury's, are to have a road through the existing Access to the rear of their store, this was part of the Mezzanine levels, in other Outlets on that trading Estate, as part of expansions to the those stores. The Voice of Common Sense says that a new road is needed, but I believe that Dunball to Combwich/ Cannington is a better more Viable route, as j23 is to be also a staging Area for EDF Hinkley C. The construction traffic can therefore circumvent the Town, and traffic @ J24 can access from that Site. I have been fighting/ challenging County Highways for many years now, so be assured, I post this Cyclist-Pedestrian Versus Motorist Agenda, with facts, they will not be happy until we are either forced out of our Cars, and onto Public Transport. Which is not user friendly, or cost effective to use. Despite the facts that we have a higher volume of Cyclist already in the County, cycling to and from work etc. This is why, I launched the Bridgwater By-Pass epetition.Gov. Calling for a New Road, as it became apparent early in the Hinkley EDF C proposals that they were not going to build this needed road. We could even try to combine a Sluice/ Barrage and Road to Hinkley C . If the Will was there !! Blue-Owl David L Preece Blue Owl
  • Score: -1

8:25pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Blue Owl says...

blackmasquerade wrote:
What Park & Ride behind Creech Castle? I don't ever recall that being on the cards. The site is too small not to mention access problems from the A38/A358.
It's been there for years !!Unused.
But when I suggested that a left hand feed from Tone Way towards the A38 from the Dual Carriage way, to help aid traffic movement in the near side lane to Bridgwater this was of course dismissed. Alongside Creech Castle.
Blue-Owl
David L Preece
[quote][p][bold]blackmasquerade[/bold] wrote: What Park & Ride behind Creech Castle? I don't ever recall that being on the cards. The site is too small not to mention access problems from the A38/A358.[/p][/quote]It's been there for years !!Unused. But when I suggested that a left hand feed from Tone Way towards the A38 from the Dual Carriage way, to help aid traffic movement in the near side lane to Bridgwater this was of course dismissed. Alongside Creech Castle. Blue-Owl David L Preece Blue Owl
  • Score: -2

9:32pm Tue 12 Aug 14

rabtaxi says...

if the workmen doing these so called improvements did a full days work and not stand around watching one or two working maybe it would get done quicker
if the workmen doing these so called improvements did a full days work and not stand around watching one or two working maybe it would get done quicker rabtaxi
  • Score: 13

8:45am Wed 13 Aug 14

bygeorge says...

The so called improvement, to aid traffic flow "new roundabout "at Cannington straight/ Sandford hill is nothing but a bottle neck, causing traffic congestion!.
The so called improvement, to aid traffic flow "new roundabout "at Cannington straight/ Sandford hill is nothing but a bottle neck, causing traffic congestion!. bygeorge
  • Score: 6

10:00am Thu 14 Aug 14

The Lodger says...

Like Bachman Turner Overdrive once sang, You ain't seen nothing yet!!
Like Bachman Turner Overdrive once sang, You ain't seen nothing yet!! The Lodger
  • Score: 6

4:34pm Thu 14 Aug 14

marksway says...

EDF knows that a northern bypass is needed but are not prepared to pay for it. The cosmetic work on so called road improvements will do little or nothing to alleviate the bottle-neck that Bridgwater town centre will become if, as is likely, Hinkley C happens.

Like many other areas in our town, for example the shameful, dilapidated state of the Town Hall interior, it's ' Good enough for Bridgwater'
EDF knows that a northern bypass is needed but are not prepared to pay for it. The cosmetic work on so called road improvements will do little or nothing to alleviate the bottle-neck that Bridgwater town centre will become if, as is likely, Hinkley C happens. Like many other areas in our town, for example the shameful, dilapidated state of the Town Hall interior, it's ' Good enough for Bridgwater' marksway
  • Score: 10

11:39am Fri 15 Aug 14

Blue Owl says...

rabtaxi wrote:
if the workmen doing these so called improvements did a full days work and not stand around watching one or two working maybe it would get done quicker
Careful Marksway, with your final Comments re the Town Hall, you are not allowed to digress from the Subject with which you posted the original comment !!! The Post Police will jump on your 'Comment'.and chastise you for daring to express your opinion !!??
I agree with both your observations, to which I have made similar personal observations....
Blue-Owl
David L Preece
[quote][p][bold]rabtaxi[/bold] wrote: if the workmen doing these so called improvements did a full days work and not stand around watching one or two working maybe it would get done quicker[/p][/quote]Careful Marksway, with your final Comments re the Town Hall, you are not allowed to digress from the Subject with which you posted the original comment !!! The Post Police will jump on your 'Comment'.and chastise you for daring to express your opinion !!?? I agree with both your observations, to which I have made similar personal observations.... Blue-Owl David L Preece Blue Owl
  • Score: 1

11:52am Fri 15 Aug 14

Blue Owl says...

Rabtaxi Wrote about the work being completed quicker, if the workmen actually all got on with the work, But, that cannot happen, under the work- time directives from Europe and the Unions, One Job - one Man !!
So, you must have a Job Contract Supervisor, Mechanical Operative, (digger driver) then I man or 2 on a Shovel, the Tarmac Delivery Driver, then the Tarmac Roller operative, with the Drainage pipelayers, and the Kerbstone layers, then the 2-3 SCC Highways Officers. !! Have I missed any one, I'm sure to have.
In Germany, the Gang would consist of 4 Persons, all capable of interchanging their skills. Thus getting on with it.
David L Preece
Blue-Owl
Rabtaxi Wrote about the work being completed quicker, if the workmen actually all got on with the work, But, that cannot happen, under the work- time directives from Europe and the Unions, One Job - one Man !! So, you must have a Job Contract Supervisor, Mechanical Operative, (digger driver) then I man or 2 on a Shovel, the Tarmac Delivery Driver, then the Tarmac Roller operative, with the Drainage pipelayers, and the Kerbstone layers, then the 2-3 SCC Highways Officers. !! Have I missed any one, I'm sure to have. In Germany, the Gang would consist of 4 Persons, all capable of interchanging their skills. Thus getting on with it. David L Preece Blue-Owl Blue Owl
  • Score: 0

1:30pm Fri 15 Aug 14

Itsmeagen says...

Hello Blue Owl, good to see you are back to join in the debate. Thank you for the information and your opinion on working directives and working practices etc. Back to the subject.

The Town Bridge is only one aspect of this. I think the planners over the years nave never addressed the road infrastructure around Bridgwater properly and everything is coming home to roost, and it seems, gradually to a standstill. The population of Bridgwater is going to continue growing so the traffic situation is not going to get better. Tesco in Northgate (if it goes there) could end up creating another bottle neck as far as traffic is concerned. Look forward to comments on the two points in my post, failed 1) Town planning and BRIDGWATER road infrastructure, 2) Tesco and Northgate traffic issues.
Hello Blue Owl, good to see you are back to join in the debate. Thank you for the information and your opinion on working directives and working practices etc. Back to the subject. The Town Bridge is only one aspect of this. I think the planners over the years nave never addressed the road infrastructure around Bridgwater properly and everything is coming home to roost, and it seems, gradually to a standstill. The population of Bridgwater is going to continue growing so the traffic situation is not going to get better. Tesco in Northgate (if it goes there) could end up creating another bottle neck as far as traffic is concerned. Look forward to comments on the two points in my post, failed 1) Town planning and BRIDGWATER road infrastructure, 2) Tesco and Northgate traffic issues. Itsmeagen
  • Score: 7

1:34pm Fri 15 Aug 14

Itsmeagen says...

FYI
'failed' before point 1 in my post is a typo.
FYI 'failed' before point 1 in my post is a typo. Itsmeagen
  • Score: 1

7:24pm Fri 15 Aug 14

Baldbloke says...

Itsmeagen wrote:
FYI
'failed' before point 1 in my post is a typo.
Don't worry about typos - 'nuff said :-)

I don't agree with the sad strigiforme's comments very often, but he does have a point about combining a Parrett barrage with a road (that is if you can find that statement amongst the other waffle...)

I concur however that the political will is not there, neither will the idea even occur to anyone responsible (ha!) for planning or building the barrage (if it ever goes ahead, that is)...
[quote][p][bold]Itsmeagen[/bold] wrote: FYI 'failed' before point 1 in my post is a typo.[/p][/quote]Don't worry about typos - 'nuff said :-) I don't agree with the sad strigiforme's comments very often, but he does have a point about combining a Parrett barrage with a road (that is if you can find that statement amongst the other waffle...) I concur however that the political will is not there, neither will the idea even occur to anyone responsible (ha!) for planning or building the barrage (if it ever goes ahead, that is)... Baldbloke
  • Score: 3

9:00pm Fri 15 Aug 14

Itsmeagen says...

Barrage is another issue of course but a road accross it is not a new idea.

Anyway,Perhaps Blue Owl will respond to the two fairly straightforward issues I have raised. As a member (ex) of the planning committee he must be able to shed some light on why Bridgwater was allowed to be left by the wayside over the years when it came to traffic management. All the blame cannot be laid at the door of SCC, and it is Bridgwater I am discussing not the rest of Sedgemoor. The same applies to Northgate as well.
Barrage is another issue of course but a road accross it is not a new idea. Anyway,Perhaps Blue Owl will respond to the two fairly straightforward issues I have raised. As a member (ex) of the planning committee he must be able to shed some light on why Bridgwater was allowed to be left by the wayside over the years when it came to traffic management. All the blame cannot be laid at the door of SCC, and it is Bridgwater I am discussing not the rest of Sedgemoor. The same applies to Northgate as well. Itsmeagen
  • Score: 6

11:32am Mon 18 Aug 14

freddie_mercury_undercover_reporter says...

Itsmeagen wrote:
Barrage is another issue of course but a road accross it is not a new idea.

Anyway,Perhaps Blue Owl will respond to the two fairly straightforward issues I have raised. As a member (ex) of the planning committee he must be able to shed some light on why Bridgwater was allowed to be left by the wayside over the years when it came to traffic management. All the blame cannot be laid at the door of SCC, and it is Bridgwater I am discussing not the rest of Sedgemoor. The same applies to Northgate as well.
And once again the great owl in absentia when a reasonable question is asked. Maybe he's scared of his own answer
[quote][p][bold]Itsmeagen[/bold] wrote: Barrage is another issue of course but a road accross it is not a new idea. Anyway,Perhaps Blue Owl will respond to the two fairly straightforward issues I have raised. As a member (ex) of the planning committee he must be able to shed some light on why Bridgwater was allowed to be left by the wayside over the years when it came to traffic management. All the blame cannot be laid at the door of SCC, and it is Bridgwater I am discussing not the rest of Sedgemoor. The same applies to Northgate as well.[/p][/quote]And once again the great owl in absentia when a reasonable question is asked. Maybe he's scared of his own answer freddie_mercury_undercover_reporter
  • Score: 3

12:07pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Blue Owl says...

freddie_mercury_unde
rcover_reporter
wrote:
Itsmeagen wrote:
Barrage is another issue of course but a road accross it is not a new idea.

Anyway,Perhaps Blue Owl will respond to the two fairly straightforward issues I have raised. As a member (ex) of the planning committee he must be able to shed some light on why Bridgwater was allowed to be left by the wayside over the years when it came to traffic management. All the blame cannot be laid at the door of SCC, and it is Bridgwater I am discussing not the rest of Sedgemoor. The same applies to Northgate as well.
And once again the great owl in absentia when a reasonable question is asked. Maybe he's scared of his own answer
Freddie, unlike yourself , I have a life, and have been to Twickenham for the weekend, and am not sat awaiting your sad posts.
Itsmeagan, As before, I can only give you my take on matters, Freddie has far more knowledge than myself, so I am sure he will be able to give you the answers, in full !!!
I have tried to explain, that Somerset County Council, have the total responsibility for all highway spending in and around our County, which of course includes us here in Sedgemoor. We used to have a District Councillor Portfolio Holder, who sat on the Commitee, who was able to at least speak on matters for Sedgemoor. However, this role was discontinued many years ago, now, it is our Planning Department that sets the 106 Agreement Clauses, that are applied to all Planning Applicants, for Highway and New and Existing Play areas.
This is the reason, I have constantly challenged, the lack of spending on Highway Infrastructure, over the Years in Sedgemoor.
David L Preece
Blue-Owl
[quote][p][bold]freddie_mercury_unde rcover_reporter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Itsmeagen[/bold] wrote: Barrage is another issue of course but a road accross it is not a new idea. Anyway,Perhaps Blue Owl will respond to the two fairly straightforward issues I have raised. As a member (ex) of the planning committee he must be able to shed some light on why Bridgwater was allowed to be left by the wayside over the years when it came to traffic management. All the blame cannot be laid at the door of SCC, and it is Bridgwater I am discussing not the rest of Sedgemoor. The same applies to Northgate as well.[/p][/quote]And once again the great owl in absentia when a reasonable question is asked. Maybe he's scared of his own answer[/p][/quote]Freddie, unlike yourself , I have a life, and have been to Twickenham for the weekend, and am not sat awaiting your sad posts. Itsmeagan, As before, I can only give you my take on matters, Freddie has far more knowledge than myself, so I am sure he will be able to give you the answers, in full !!! I have tried to explain, that Somerset County Council, have the total responsibility for all highway spending in and around our County, which of course includes us here in Sedgemoor. We used to have a District Councillor Portfolio Holder, who sat on the Commitee, who was able to at least speak on matters for Sedgemoor. However, this role was discontinued many years ago, now, it is our Planning Department that sets the 106 Agreement Clauses, that are applied to all Planning Applicants, for Highway and New and Existing Play areas. This is the reason, I have constantly challenged, the lack of spending on Highway Infrastructure, over the Years in Sedgemoor. David L Preece Blue-Owl Blue Owl
  • Score: -2

5:25pm Mon 18 Aug 14

twinkles says...

Bluey - how about you get out of your car and on a bike and see what it's like from the other perspective. I can sense the vitriol in your posting, you cannot stand the thought of 'your' 'road tax' going on anything other than 'your' road. And to hell with other members of the community using different ways to get about.

In my humble experience, your view is shared by a great many car drivers, some actively engaged in making pedestrian and cyclists lives more fraught with danger.

Traffic issues will get worse because there are more and more cars and people using them. Until it's more expensive to do otherwise, this problem is going to be inducing more and more Angina.
Bluey - how about you get out of your car and on a bike and see what it's like from the other perspective. I can sense the vitriol in your posting, you cannot stand the thought of 'your' 'road tax' going on anything other than 'your' road. And to hell with other members of the community using different ways to get about. In my humble experience, your view is shared by a great many car drivers, some actively engaged in making pedestrian and cyclists lives more fraught with danger. Traffic issues will get worse because there are more and more cars and people using them. Until it's more expensive to do otherwise, this problem is going to be inducing more and more Angina. twinkles
  • Score: 4

7:36pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Alex@SDA says...

There are numerous Facebook pages which revolve around Bridgwater, and there is quite a discussion the changes to road markings and priorities around the Penel Orlieu junction. Disaster waiting to happen by the way.

Yet on the Mercury site.... NOTHING, DIDDLY SQUAT!! Is that because nobody from the Murkey is switched on? I don't suppose will be in the paper tomorrow either. Yet more evidence the publication is a waste of money.

I hope to be proved wrong.
There are numerous Facebook pages which revolve around Bridgwater, and there is quite a discussion the changes to road markings and priorities around the Penel Orlieu junction. Disaster waiting to happen by the way. Yet on the Mercury site.... NOTHING, DIDDLY SQUAT!! Is that because nobody from the Murkey is switched on? I don't suppose will be in the paper tomorrow either. Yet more evidence the publication is a waste of money. I hope to be proved wrong. Alex@SDA
  • Score: 3

9:31pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Blue Owl says...

twinkles wrote:
Bluey - how about you get out of your car and on a bike and see what it's like from the other perspective. I can sense the vitriol in your posting, you cannot stand the thought of 'your' 'road tax' going on anything other than 'your' road. And to hell with other members of the community using different ways to get about.

In my humble experience, your view is shared by a great many car drivers, some actively engaged in making pedestrian and cyclists lives more fraught with danger.

Traffic issues will get worse because there are more and more cars and people using them. Until it's more expensive to do otherwise, this problem is going to be inducing more and more Angina.
Twinkles, why the Hell should I, !!?? Get out of my car, as you put it. I like many pay more than enough in Motoring Costs, Vehicle Licensing, insurance , MOT etc.
I have never said that Cyclist, are not able to share the road space, but why should excessive spending be spent on Special Routes, which the Cyclist them selves, do not use, in a lawful manner. Whilst many cyclist do, there are many who ignore the Highway Code, with their style of riding, ignoring traffic Stop lights etc. Cycling across Pedestrian crossings, and on pavements, which are not designated Zones or cycle paths.
I like many, would like to see cyclists insured, with some form of registration for themselves and the Bicycle. This would make them accountable, and traceable in the event of an accident.
David L Preece
Blue -Owl
[quote][p][bold]twinkles[/bold] wrote: Bluey - how about you get out of your car and on a bike and see what it's like from the other perspective. I can sense the vitriol in your posting, you cannot stand the thought of 'your' 'road tax' going on anything other than 'your' road. And to hell with other members of the community using different ways to get about. In my humble experience, your view is shared by a great many car drivers, some actively engaged in making pedestrian and cyclists lives more fraught with danger. Traffic issues will get worse because there are more and more cars and people using them. Until it's more expensive to do otherwise, this problem is going to be inducing more and more Angina.[/p][/quote]Twinkles, why the Hell should I, !!?? Get out of my car, as you put it. I like many pay more than enough in Motoring Costs, Vehicle Licensing, insurance , MOT etc. I have never said that Cyclist, are not able to share the road space, but why should excessive spending be spent on Special Routes, which the Cyclist them selves, do not use, in a lawful manner. Whilst many cyclist do, there are many who ignore the Highway Code, with their style of riding, ignoring traffic Stop lights etc. Cycling across Pedestrian crossings, and on pavements, which are not designated Zones or cycle paths. I like many, would like to see cyclists insured, with some form of registration for themselves and the Bicycle. This would make them accountable, and traceable in the event of an accident. David L Preece Blue -Owl Blue Owl
  • Score: -5

9:39pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Blue Owl says...

Alex@SDA wrote:
There are numerous Facebook pages which revolve around Bridgwater, and there is quite a discussion the changes to road markings and priorities around the Penel Orlieu junction. Disaster waiting to happen by the way.

Yet on the Mercury site.... NOTHING, DIDDLY SQUAT!! Is that because nobody from the Murkey is switched on? I don't suppose will be in the paper tomorrow either. Yet more evidence the publication is a waste of money.

I hope to be proved wrong.
Alex@sda your post re The Penel Orlieu junction changes, this was publicised under the Notifications Page in the Mercury some months ago, those that related to EDF were to extend the Centre Islands, thus making a U -Turn impossible, ( not that I or anyone else I know has ever seen one done there) However, the alterations to the Kerbsides on all access points, is apparently been done as a matter of enhancement, according to SCC.
That's the only light I can add @ this stage ( sorry for the Pun )
David L Preece
Blue-Owl
[quote][p][bold]Alex@SDA[/bold] wrote: There are numerous Facebook pages which revolve around Bridgwater, and there is quite a discussion the changes to road markings and priorities around the Penel Orlieu junction. Disaster waiting to happen by the way. Yet on the Mercury site.... NOTHING, DIDDLY SQUAT!! Is that because nobody from the Murkey is switched on? I don't suppose will be in the paper tomorrow either. Yet more evidence the publication is a waste of money. I hope to be proved wrong.[/p][/quote]Alex@sda your post re The Penel Orlieu junction changes, this was publicised under the Notifications Page in the Mercury some months ago, those that related to EDF were to extend the Centre Islands, thus making a U -Turn impossible, ( not that I or anyone else I know has ever seen one done there) However, the alterations to the Kerbsides on all access points, is apparently been done as a matter of enhancement, according to SCC. That's the only light I can add @ this stage ( sorry for the Pun ) David L Preece Blue-Owl Blue Owl
  • Score: -4

7:16am Tue 19 Aug 14

Alex@SDA says...

Blue Owl.

Whilst I agree the pending roadworks were well publicised I don't think anyone had realised the manner in which the lane disciplines would be marked out.

My point is this is a matter of high concern, and yet nothing at all on this site. Possibly because specific to Bridgwater, and not Taunton. No doubt next week the Murky will do an "Exclusive"

Alex
Blue Owl. Whilst I agree the pending roadworks were well publicised I don't think anyone had realised the manner in which the lane disciplines would be marked out. My point is this is a matter of high concern, and yet nothing at all on this site. Possibly because specific to Bridgwater, and not Taunton. No doubt next week the Murky will do an "Exclusive" Alex Alex@SDA
  • Score: 3

9:45am Tue 19 Aug 14

twinkles says...

Blue Owl wrote:
twinkles wrote:
Bluey - how about you get out of your car and on a bike and see what it's like from the other perspective. I can sense the vitriol in your posting, you cannot stand the thought of 'your' 'road tax' going on anything other than 'your' road. And to hell with other members of the community using different ways to get about.

In my humble experience, your view is shared by a great many car drivers, some actively engaged in making pedestrian and cyclists lives more fraught with danger.

Traffic issues will get worse because there are more and more cars and people using them. Until it's more expensive to do otherwise, this problem is going to be inducing more and more Angina.
Twinkles, why the Hell should I, !!?? Get out of my car, as you put it. I like many pay more than enough in Motoring Costs, Vehicle Licensing, insurance , MOT etc.
I have never said that Cyclist, are not able to share the road space, but why should excessive spending be spent on Special Routes, which the Cyclist them selves, do not use, in a lawful manner. Whilst many cyclist do, there are many who ignore the Highway Code, with their style of riding, ignoring traffic Stop lights etc. Cycling across Pedestrian crossings, and on pavements, which are not designated Zones or cycle paths.
I like many, would like to see cyclists insured, with some form of registration for themselves and the Bicycle. This would make them accountable, and traceable in the event of an accident.
David L Preece
Blue -Owl
Your views displease me.

Your mind is so narrow they put bollards either side to make sure any views that try to get through at least know the width before they attempt it.

I know it's extremely futile of me to attempt to widen things, but read this: bit.ly/VBBAyo it's BBC presenter James May, saying things that need to be said, about the views you hold so dear.
[quote][p][bold]Blue Owl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]twinkles[/bold] wrote: Bluey - how about you get out of your car and on a bike and see what it's like from the other perspective. I can sense the vitriol in your posting, you cannot stand the thought of 'your' 'road tax' going on anything other than 'your' road. And to hell with other members of the community using different ways to get about. In my humble experience, your view is shared by a great many car drivers, some actively engaged in making pedestrian and cyclists lives more fraught with danger. Traffic issues will get worse because there are more and more cars and people using them. Until it's more expensive to do otherwise, this problem is going to be inducing more and more Angina.[/p][/quote]Twinkles, why the Hell should I, !!?? Get out of my car, as you put it. I like many pay more than enough in Motoring Costs, Vehicle Licensing, insurance , MOT etc. I have never said that Cyclist, are not able to share the road space, but why should excessive spending be spent on Special Routes, which the Cyclist them selves, do not use, in a lawful manner. Whilst many cyclist do, there are many who ignore the Highway Code, with their style of riding, ignoring traffic Stop lights etc. Cycling across Pedestrian crossings, and on pavements, which are not designated Zones or cycle paths. I like many, would like to see cyclists insured, with some form of registration for themselves and the Bicycle. This would make them accountable, and traceable in the event of an accident. David L Preece Blue -Owl[/p][/quote]Your views displease me. Your mind is so narrow they put bollards either side to make sure any views that try to get through at least know the width before they attempt it. I know it's extremely futile of me to attempt to widen things, but read this: bit.ly/VBBAyo it's BBC presenter James May, saying things that need to be said, about the views you hold so dear. twinkles
  • Score: 6

10:38am Tue 19 Aug 14

twinkles says...

Oh, and the centre island extension thing was probably a solution to the 'problem' of taxis doing U-turns late at night, outside the entrance to the Palace. I've seen it before, although many, many years ago. ;)
Oh, and the centre island extension thing was probably a solution to the 'problem' of taxis doing U-turns late at night, outside the entrance to the Palace. I've seen it before, although many, many years ago. ;) twinkles
  • Score: 4

12:37pm Tue 19 Aug 14

freddie_mercury_undercover_reporter says...

twinkles wrote:
Blue Owl wrote:
twinkles wrote:
Bluey - how about you get out of your car and on a bike and see what it's like from the other perspective. I can sense the vitriol in your posting, you cannot stand the thought of 'your' 'road tax' going on anything other than 'your' road. And to hell with other members of the community using different ways to get about.

In my humble experience, your view is shared by a great many car drivers, some actively engaged in making pedestrian and cyclists lives more fraught with danger.

Traffic issues will get worse because there are more and more cars and people using them. Until it's more expensive to do otherwise, this problem is going to be inducing more and more Angina.
Twinkles, why the Hell should I, !!?? Get out of my car, as you put it. I like many pay more than enough in Motoring Costs, Vehicle Licensing, insurance , MOT etc.
I have never said that Cyclist, are not able to share the road space, but why should excessive spending be spent on Special Routes, which the Cyclist them selves, do not use, in a lawful manner. Whilst many cyclist do, there are many who ignore the Highway Code, with their style of riding, ignoring traffic Stop lights etc. Cycling across Pedestrian crossings, and on pavements, which are not designated Zones or cycle paths.
I like many, would like to see cyclists insured, with some form of registration for themselves and the Bicycle. This would make them accountable, and traceable in the event of an accident.
David L Preece
Blue -Owl
Your views displease me.

Your mind is so narrow they put bollards either side to make sure any views that try to get through at least know the width before they attempt it.

I know it's extremely futile of me to attempt to widen things, but read this: bit.ly/VBBAyo it's BBC presenter James May, saying things that need to be said, about the views you hold so dear.
To be fair Owl, those cyclists are such a nuisance aren't they - well they are to the impatient and the enraged. I drive 40,000 miles a year and see far more idiots behind the wheels of cars and lorries than I do on bicycles (and I also cycle by the way).

The last thing id want to see whilst out on my bike is a bearded cigar aqua planing towards me in a German gas guzzler! You should try a little exercise yourself - it may cut down your visits to the doctors.
[quote][p][bold]twinkles[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Blue Owl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]twinkles[/bold] wrote: Bluey - how about you get out of your car and on a bike and see what it's like from the other perspective. I can sense the vitriol in your posting, you cannot stand the thought of 'your' 'road tax' going on anything other than 'your' road. And to hell with other members of the community using different ways to get about. In my humble experience, your view is shared by a great many car drivers, some actively engaged in making pedestrian and cyclists lives more fraught with danger. Traffic issues will get worse because there are more and more cars and people using them. Until it's more expensive to do otherwise, this problem is going to be inducing more and more Angina.[/p][/quote]Twinkles, why the Hell should I, !!?? Get out of my car, as you put it. I like many pay more than enough in Motoring Costs, Vehicle Licensing, insurance , MOT etc. I have never said that Cyclist, are not able to share the road space, but why should excessive spending be spent on Special Routes, which the Cyclist them selves, do not use, in a lawful manner. Whilst many cyclist do, there are many who ignore the Highway Code, with their style of riding, ignoring traffic Stop lights etc. Cycling across Pedestrian crossings, and on pavements, which are not designated Zones or cycle paths. I like many, would like to see cyclists insured, with some form of registration for themselves and the Bicycle. This would make them accountable, and traceable in the event of an accident. David L Preece Blue -Owl[/p][/quote]Your views displease me. Your mind is so narrow they put bollards either side to make sure any views that try to get through at least know the width before they attempt it. I know it's extremely futile of me to attempt to widen things, but read this: bit.ly/VBBAyo it's BBC presenter James May, saying things that need to be said, about the views you hold so dear.[/p][/quote]To be fair Owl, those cyclists are such a nuisance aren't they - well they are to the impatient and the enraged. I drive 40,000 miles a year and see far more idiots behind the wheels of cars and lorries than I do on bicycles (and I also cycle by the way). The last thing id want to see whilst out on my bike is a bearded cigar aqua planing towards me in a German gas guzzler! You should try a little exercise yourself - it may cut down your visits to the doctors. freddie_mercury_undercover_reporter
  • Score: 5

3:42pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Blue Owl says...

Freddie you really are becoming my " Stalker" following my every move and Post on here and Facebook!! What a Saddo you are !!
David L Preece
Blue -Owl
Freddie you really are becoming my " Stalker" following my every move and Post on here and Facebook!! What a Saddo you are !! David L Preece Blue -Owl Blue Owl
  • Score: -5

4:00pm Tue 19 Aug 14

freddie_mercury_undercover_reporter says...

Blue Owl wrote:
Freddie you really are becoming my " Stalker" following my every move and Post on here and Facebook!! What a Saddo you are !!
David L Preece
Blue -Owl
look on it as unrequited love you cuddly old thing x
[quote][p][bold]Blue Owl[/bold] wrote: Freddie you really are becoming my " Stalker" following my every move and Post on here and Facebook!! What a Saddo you are !! David L Preece Blue -Owl[/p][/quote]look on it as unrequited love you cuddly old thing x freddie_mercury_undercover_reporter
  • Score: 2

11:19am Wed 20 Aug 14

Blue Owl says...

freddie_mercury_unde
rcover_reporter
wrote:
twinkles wrote:
Blue Owl wrote:
twinkles wrote:
Bluey - how about you get out of your car and on a bike and see what it's like from the other perspective. I can sense the vitriol in your posting, you cannot stand the thought of 'your' 'road tax' going on anything other than 'your' road. And to hell with other members of the community using different ways to get about.

In my humble experience, your view is shared by a great many car drivers, some actively engaged in making pedestrian and cyclists lives more fraught with danger.

Traffic issues will get worse because there are more and more cars and people using them. Until it's more expensive to do otherwise, this problem is going to be inducing more and more Angina.
Twinkles, why the Hell should I, !!?? Get out of my car, as you put it. I like many pay more than enough in Motoring Costs, Vehicle Licensing, insurance , MOT etc.
I have never said that Cyclist, are not able to share the road space, but why should excessive spending be spent on Special Routes, which the Cyclist them selves, do not use, in a lawful manner. Whilst many cyclist do, there are many who ignore the Highway Code, with their style of riding, ignoring traffic Stop lights etc. Cycling across Pedestrian crossings, and on pavements, which are not designated Zones or cycle paths.
I like many, would like to see cyclists insured, with some form of registration for themselves and the Bicycle. This would make them accountable, and traceable in the event of an accident.
David L Preece
Blue -Owl
Your views displease me.

Your mind is so narrow they put bollards either side to make sure any views that try to get through at least know the width before they attempt it.

I know it's extremely futile of me to attempt to widen things, but read this: bit.ly/VBBAyo it's BBC presenter James May, saying things that need to be said, about the views you hold so dear.
To be fair Owl, those cyclists are such a nuisance aren't they - well they are to the impatient and the enraged. I drive 40,000 miles a year and see far more idiots behind the wheels of cars and lorries than I do on bicycles (and I also cycle by the way).

The last thing id want to see whilst out on my bike is a bearded cigar aqua planing towards me in a German gas guzzler! You should try a little exercise yourself - it may cut down your visits to the doctors.
Boring!, but your concern for my health is so False and without merit !!
Both yourself and Twinkles, show your complete lack of understanding of the issues involved, with Twinkles comment on Taxi drivers ' as She put it late at night doing U turns, many years ago ' !!.
The point is that there is many Thousands of pounds being spent on Cyclist route upgrading, and yet the Cyclist are still not complying. This work is being done to the Highways, to the detriment of the other Highway users. Pedestrians, have to watch out, that they are not mown down by these cyclists on the pavements.
One can only hope that the Police, start to do what they have promised ,which is to stop cyclist, who continue to cycle in this way on pavements ignoring the Highway Code.
David L Preece
Blue- Owl
[quote][p][bold]freddie_mercury_unde rcover_reporter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]twinkles[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Blue Owl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]twinkles[/bold] wrote: Bluey - how about you get out of your car and on a bike and see what it's like from the other perspective. I can sense the vitriol in your posting, you cannot stand the thought of 'your' 'road tax' going on anything other than 'your' road. And to hell with other members of the community using different ways to get about. In my humble experience, your view is shared by a great many car drivers, some actively engaged in making pedestrian and cyclists lives more fraught with danger. Traffic issues will get worse because there are more and more cars and people using them. Until it's more expensive to do otherwise, this problem is going to be inducing more and more Angina.[/p][/quote]Twinkles, why the Hell should I, !!?? Get out of my car, as you put it. I like many pay more than enough in Motoring Costs, Vehicle Licensing, insurance , MOT etc. I have never said that Cyclist, are not able to share the road space, but why should excessive spending be spent on Special Routes, which the Cyclist them selves, do not use, in a lawful manner. Whilst many cyclist do, there are many who ignore the Highway Code, with their style of riding, ignoring traffic Stop lights etc. Cycling across Pedestrian crossings, and on pavements, which are not designated Zones or cycle paths. I like many, would like to see cyclists insured, with some form of registration for themselves and the Bicycle. This would make them accountable, and traceable in the event of an accident. David L Preece Blue -Owl[/p][/quote]Your views displease me. Your mind is so narrow they put bollards either side to make sure any views that try to get through at least know the width before they attempt it. I know it's extremely futile of me to attempt to widen things, but read this: bit.ly/VBBAyo it's BBC presenter James May, saying things that need to be said, about the views you hold so dear.[/p][/quote]To be fair Owl, those cyclists are such a nuisance aren't they - well they are to the impatient and the enraged. I drive 40,000 miles a year and see far more idiots behind the wheels of cars and lorries than I do on bicycles (and I also cycle by the way). The last thing id want to see whilst out on my bike is a bearded cigar aqua planing towards me in a German gas guzzler! You should try a little exercise yourself - it may cut down your visits to the doctors.[/p][/quote]Boring!, but your concern for my health is so False and without merit !! Both yourself and Twinkles, show your complete lack of understanding of the issues involved, with Twinkles comment on Taxi drivers ' as She put it late at night doing U turns, many years ago ' !!. The point is that there is many Thousands of pounds being spent on Cyclist route upgrading, and yet the Cyclist are still not complying. This work is being done to the Highways, to the detriment of the other Highway users. Pedestrians, have to watch out, that they are not mown down by these cyclists on the pavements. One can only hope that the Police, start to do what they have promised ,which is to stop cyclist, who continue to cycle in this way on pavements ignoring the Highway Code. David L Preece Blue- Owl Blue Owl
  • Score: -2

10:03am Thu 21 Aug 14

twinkles says...

Oh Dave, if you only knew. :)

You're way off the mark with your comments about cyclists not complying. Complying to what? YOUR point of view? You seem insensed that cyclists are finally having some much needed financial focus. Taking your precious tax is it? Well boo bl00dy hoo. Get over it, and off your high horse.

Cycling is only dangerous when other objects are involved. Narrow streets, 44 ton articulated trucks, drivers of 4x4s, lamp posts, et. cetera. Finally this country is waking up to the benefits of encouraging cycling - reducing congestion, pollution, wear to the road network to name but a few. You can't tell cyclists what to do, it's a liberty given to people who can balance, so between the ages of 4 and 84 you should be able to cycle freely where you like. If there are incidents with pedestrians it would indicate there's a lack of facility on a route and someone from the Council should take the hint. You've also got to think why they're not on the road, hey?

People who share your view are dragging this country back in to the dark ages, with luddite views on anything involving forward thinking.

I for one am glad you're not a councillor any more, I'm confident your views do NOT represent that of the greater populace. I just wish your brain would catch up with reality and you'd put a sock in it.
Oh Dave, if you only knew. :) You're way off the mark with your comments about cyclists not complying. Complying to what? YOUR point of view? You seem insensed that cyclists are finally having some much needed financial focus. Taking your precious tax is it? Well boo bl00dy hoo. Get over it, and off your high horse. Cycling is only dangerous when other objects are involved. Narrow streets, 44 ton articulated trucks, drivers of 4x4s, lamp posts, et. cetera. Finally this country is waking up to the benefits of encouraging cycling - reducing congestion, pollution, wear to the road network to name but a few. You can't tell cyclists what to do, it's a liberty given to people who can balance, so between the ages of 4 and 84 you should be able to cycle freely where you like. If there are incidents with pedestrians it would indicate there's a lack of facility on a route and someone from the Council should take the hint. You've also got to think why they're not on the road, hey? People who share your view are dragging this country back in to the dark ages, with luddite views on anything involving forward thinking. I for one am glad you're not a councillor any more, I'm confident your views do NOT represent that of the greater populace. I just wish your brain would catch up with reality and you'd put a sock in it. twinkles
  • Score: 2

7:26pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Blue Owl says...

Twinkles, as I have posted, my views of which I am entitled to voice, as are you. So do not criticise my points , just because you do not agree !! From what I can see there are only 3-4 others that hold your views within this media.
As I have said " Get a life " get on your bike , if that's what peddles your Boat, i do not really care.
There are more important issues to deal with, if I personally **** you Off, get over it.
That's Life !!
David L Preece
Blue-Owl
Twinkles, as I have posted, my views of which I am entitled to voice, as are you. So do not criticise my points , just because you do not agree !! From what I can see there are only 3-4 others that hold your views within this media. As I have said " Get a life " get on your bike , if that's what peddles your Boat, i do not really care. There are more important issues to deal with, if I personally **** you Off, get over it. That's Life !! David L Preece Blue-Owl Blue Owl
  • Score: -3

7:54pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Baldbloke says...

"Bridgwater town set for traffic chaos" - let's remind ourselves what this is all about.

You know who you are - calm down and stay on topic!
"Bridgwater town set for traffic chaos" - let's remind ourselves what this is all about. You know who you are - calm down and stay on topic! Baldbloke
  • Score: 0

2:59pm Fri 22 Aug 14

GettingrichfromHinkley says...

DON'T PANIC, it wont affect Carnival. The most important thing to this cesspit of a town.
DON'T PANIC, it wont affect Carnival. The most important thing to this cesspit of a town. GettingrichfromHinkley
  • Score: 1

3:01pm Fri 22 Aug 14

GettingrichfromHinkley says...

DON'T PANIC it will not affect Carnival, the most important thing to this cesspit of a town.
DON'T PANIC it will not affect Carnival, the most important thing to this cesspit of a town. GettingrichfromHinkley
  • Score: -1

4:14pm Fri 22 Aug 14

leave_your_car_at_home says...

The most obvious answer to motorists stuck in a jam?

Get on a bicycle. It's cheap, easy, healthy, and quicker.

We could NEVER build enough roads, in Bridgwater or anywhere, to satify our love affair with the engine. You have to think ALTERNATIVES, not who had the best hindsight.

It is with foresight that all these new cycle paths are being built or improved. They'll be there when using them will seem an EXCELLENT idea.
The most obvious answer to motorists stuck in a jam? Get on a bicycle. It's cheap, easy, healthy, and quicker. We could NEVER build enough roads, in Bridgwater or anywhere, to satify our love affair with the engine. You have to think ALTERNATIVES, not who had the best hindsight. It is with foresight that all these new cycle paths are being built or improved. They'll be there when using them will seem an EXCELLENT idea. leave_your_car_at_home
  • Score: 3

2:26pm Mon 25 Aug 14

the voice of common sense says...

Why don't we ask the local authority to provide a cycle lane on every road in Somerset, then when they are all finished, declare open season on any cyclist who strays out of "their" bit of road or who ride on pavements, jump red lights push to the front of traffic then meander of at their own sweet pace.

I think they would get the message
Why don't we ask the local authority to provide a cycle lane on every road in Somerset, then when they are all finished, declare open season on any cyclist who strays out of "their" bit of road or who ride on pavements, jump red lights push to the front of traffic then meander of at their own sweet pace. I think they would get the message the voice of common sense
  • Score: -3

7:47pm Mon 25 Aug 14

Blue Owl says...

the voice of common sense wrote:
Why don't we ask the local authority to provide a cycle lane on every road in Somerset, then when they are all finished, declare open season on any cyclist who strays out of "their" bit of road or who ride on pavements, jump red lights push to the front of traffic then meander of at their own sweet pace.

I think they would get the message
You are being ridiculous now, as there are No cyclists Bridgwater, that behave in that way, if you note the Post's that are Posted in the Defence of these Law Abidding road/ cycle Path users.
It is only us car drivers that are at fault, because we dare to drive our vehicles on the highways, how dare we !!! As what right do we have !!???.
Perhaps, all cars should be banned from Bridgwater Town Centre, and the Cyclist be given free reign, to cycle, where and when they like, watch out pedestrians, because you also have no rights either.
Possible Vote Winner !!! I think Not !!
David L Preece
Blue-Owl
[quote][p][bold]the voice of common sense[/bold] wrote: Why don't we ask the local authority to provide a cycle lane on every road in Somerset, then when they are all finished, declare open season on any cyclist who strays out of "their" bit of road or who ride on pavements, jump red lights push to the front of traffic then meander of at their own sweet pace. I think they would get the message[/p][/quote]You are being ridiculous now, as there are No cyclists Bridgwater, that behave in that way, if you note the Post's that are Posted in the Defence of these Law Abidding road/ cycle Path users. It is only us car drivers that are at fault, because we dare to drive our vehicles on the highways, how dare we !!! As what right do we have !!???. Perhaps, all cars should be banned from Bridgwater Town Centre, and the Cyclist be given free reign, to cycle, where and when they like, watch out pedestrians, because you also have no rights either. Possible Vote Winner !!! I think Not !! David L Preece Blue-Owl Blue Owl
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