Passage Road/Greystoke Avenue Junction

Since the last Transport Working Group Meeting, held on 8 October, BCC’s Highways & Traffic function have published their Feasibility Study into the banning of right turn movements from Passage Road into Greystoke Avenue and vice versa: Greystoke Ave-Passage Rd Junction, Feasibility Study FINAL

The Feasibility Study, which was commissioned by the Neighbourhood Partnership, contains the following Recommendation:

It is not considered that banning the right turn movement from Passage Road into Greystoke Avenue and vice versa is currently feasible, due to the likely impacts on the rest of the road network.

For a banned turn scheme to be of overall benefit, it would be necessary to make alterations to the traffic signals at the junction of Falcondale Road and Henbury Road in order to increase the capacity of the junction.

The Neighbourhood Partnership may still wish to consider prioritising works to provide an additional pedestrian crossing point on Greystoke Avenue, (just west of its junction with Passage Road), and to provide two traffic lanes on Greystoke Avenue, on its approach to Falcondale Road as this study shows these would provide benefits to pedestrians and improve traffic flow.

The full impact of these Recommendations will be discussed at the next quarterly Transport Working Group Meeting on 15 January 2013. However, I hope that those who were agitating for an easy solution now realise that the whole thing is much more complicated than we ever thought.

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