The Lib Dem team work on a lot of issues, and this week we had a meeting with the council’s transportation team on a number of issues that people have raised with us.
- Parking on Milton Crescent. We’ve asked the council to look at where yellow lines could help make sure that traffic can get along the road and people can get in and out of driveways.
- Yellow line on the inside of the bend on South Park Road – we’ve had some requests for this and we’ve asked the council to come up with a proposal for residents to consider.
- “No cycling” signs on the passageway from Gatley station to South Park Road. We’ve asked again for these to be put up with the signage for the new scheme, and for that to be as soon as possible.
- Speed checks on Styal Road. We’ve now got the results from the speed signs, which shows 15% of vehicles breaking the 30mph speed limit along that section. We’re looking at what to do next. We could put up a permanent sign or have temporary signs going on from time to time. We’re told that the speed signs lose their effectiveness after a few weeks, so having a temporary sign going up from time to time might be more effective than having a permanent one that people soon stop noticing.
- Cars driving onto the pavement to turn left or go straight ahead on Oakwood Avenue at the junction with Gatley Road (by the railway bridge in Gatley). We’ve asked council officers to look at the issue and come back to us with recommendations.
- Cars going the wrong way along the one-way section of Gatley Green and delivery lorries blocking the exit. Again, we’ve asked council officers to have a look and come back with recommendations.
- Gatley approach to Kingsway junction. We think that we can make a small improvement to traffic by widening the area of Gatley Road that can be used by cars at the Torkington Road junction. At the moment the left-turn filter lane often gets blocked by traffic wanting to go straight ahead. We think by moving the central hatching and moving the lines across we can get three lanes of traffic at that point rather than two-and-a-half and so can reduce the number of times the left filter lane gets blocked.