Thank you to everyone who was able to come along to the workshop at the Drill Hall on Monday evening where we looked at some of the problems facing Cheadle and some possible solutions. Thank you too to the Council officers who attended.
Issues raised includes the state of the pavements, volume of traffic in the village, the challenge of crossing the High Street and parking issues.
Some of the possible solutions suggested include:
- Relaying the pavements
- Additional crossing points on the High Street and/or Wilmslow Road (could be zebra, puffin or toucan crossings)
- Looking at the parking outside the Post Office and the parade of shops next to it – can we have one parking area instead of two and make the whole section work better.
- Should we have traffic lights at the High Street/Wilmslow Road and High Street/Manchester Road junctions, or would mini-roundabouts as in Bramhall work better?
- Is there a better way to organise the roads around the Massie Street car parks? For example, one radical suggestion is to open up the end of Ashfield Crescent and have cars coming into the car park via Massie Street and out via Ashfield Crescent (or vice versa).
- It was questioned whether we really need to keep the “no right turn” at the end of Massie Street. It’s meant to discourage people using it as a rat-run, but can we organise the roads so that problem goes away.
- Can we review residents parking in the village centre – for example, we could have residents parking from 4pm to 9am, with the spaces being available for 1 hour parking during the day?
- Can the walking route from Massie Street car parks to the High Street be improved – the passage by the old toilet block is a bit grim!
- Is there a way to link up Cheadle Green better, and bring it more into the heart of the village?
- Direct (some) through traffic onto the motorway at Roscoes roundabout and Kingsway to take it out of the village.
- Tackle speeding traffic on Wilmslow Road
- Demolish old toilet block
- Improve shrubs and flowerbeds around car parks
There were a good few other ideas too, which the Council officers will now be looking at. We’re keen to get more feedback – there’s a paper form that will be available soon and the online consultation will be starting too, so please get involved.
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