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Should the new crossing be upgraded to a proper controlled crossing?

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Re: The new crossing - should it be upgraded?
« Reply #30 on: October 12, 2012, 07:54:12 am »

Even those coming from Colney Heath  would be quicker going along Swanland Road and up Hawkshead Lane or Warrengate.





From Warrengate then up Bradmore Lane and then you've guessed it - into Bluebridge Road.
Especially more so now the speed humps have been introduced in Welham Green and
drivers seek to avoid them.
So less speeding traffic in Welham Green, more speeding traffic along Warrengate - a route
popular with walkers, cyclists and horse riders.
Introducing traffic calming measures can often mean simply moving the problem elsewhere.
 

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Re: The new crossing - should it be upgraded?
« Reply #31 on: October 12, 2012, 01:05:18 pm »

Even those coming from Colney Heath  would be quicker going along Swanland Road and up Hawkshead Lane or Warrengate.





From Warrengate then up Bradmore Lane and then you've guessed it - into Bluebridge Road.
Especially more so now the speed humps have been introduced in Welham Green and
drivers seek to avoid them.
So less speeding traffic in Welham Green, more speeding traffic along Warrengate - a route
popular with walkers, cyclists and horse riders.
Introducing traffic calming measures can often mean simply moving the problem elsewhere.

I was referring to Warrengate Lane which links Swanland Road to Mutton Lane. For anyone travelling from Colney Heath to Potters Bar that is the most direct (and quickest) route.

There is no reason for anyone to drive along the section of Warrengate Road between Bradmore Lane and Hawkshead Lane unless they live there, are visiting someone who lives there or work for the water company.

Anyone who is driving along Warrengate Road past the Woodman and then up Bradmore Lane to avoid the speed humps in Welham Green must be going to Brookmans Park anyway.

Through traffic trying to dodge the speed humps would either go up Hawkshead Lane for the High Street end of Potters Bar or up Warrengate Lane for the Darkes Lane end of Potters Bar. There is no point in going out of the way to avoid the humps only to slow yourself down again by going through the village.

 

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