Unblocking traffic

PUBLISHED: 10:09 11 December 2008 | UPDATED: 13:48 06 May 2010

SIR, — I am not surprised to read (Herts Advertiser, December 4) that congestion, parking and transport issues are a major area of concern to local businesses. In August 2007 I gathered information from the readers of your newspaper as to where small chan

SIR, - I am not surprised to read (Herts Advertiser, December 4) that congestion, parking and transport issues are a major area of concern to local businesses.

In August 2007 I gathered information from the readers of your newspaper as to where small changes in road layout etc - particularly at pinch points - could reduce congestion in St Albans and the surrounding area. I had dozens of replies, sent them on to Herts County Council (several times). I had an acknowledgment but as far as I know, none of the proposed small changes have been made. This is in spite of a comment in the Eddington Report that, "there are good returns across the priority areas, but smaller projects which unblock pinch-points ... are likely to offer the very highest returns, sometimes higher than £10 for every pound spent".

In the present mood of the country where the Government is urging the spending of public money to unblock the economy is it not now the time for the county council to spend some public money to unblock pinch points and reduce congestion?

ROBERT BOLT,

Herts Co-ordinator, Association of British Drivers.


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