Can't remember if the Asda will open to Park Road or Watton Road? But, as for the rest, it's actually a pretty good sign of a vibrant town. If that lot wasn't there, we'd be living in a dead town!garymanchee wrote:Park Road has an Asda superstore, 2 huge GSK sites, 2 nurseries, 1 junior and a large senior school on a short stretch of single carriage way in a market town.
I'm always pretty impressed at how safe the road feels, given the amount of potential school/GSK/residential traffic. Yes, congested at school times - but show me any school that doesn't have the same! (What's it like around Presdales?)garymanchee wrote:Park road is already a heavily congested and dangerous road which is used by over 1000 school students, GSK employees, pedestrians and visitors every day.
Er: Lots of off-road parking for the schools - enough for pretty much any time other than open evenings where it does spill out onto the street. GSK has its own off-road parking for all staff. Residents - less so, but there's the parking bays at the entrance end, and a reasonable amount along the residential stretches, not to mention that quite a few houses also have drives. Again, much better than many roads with similar occupants.garymanchee wrote:Park Road has a pitiful lack of off-road parking to accommodate its daily over-subscribed traffic volume.
Any more dangerous than other roads? I suspect any records might not indicate that. Sounds like the school run is your main beef. Again, show me any school that doesn't have twice daily traffic carnage.garymanchee wrote:Park road is dangerous and presents a serious health and safety risk to pedestrians, cyclists and drivers alike. The road is often narrowed down to the width of a single vehicle especially during the school run. Emergency services vehicles have restricted access at certain times of the day in Park Road. Accidents have already occurred and the next could be serious.
All that said, I'm sad to see the loss of green space...