The Ranty Highwayman)
FRIDAY, 16 FEBRUARY 2018
Alder Road in Poole is being resurfaced and the local highway authority is making changes to the road marking layout to help people cycling. The problem is, it’s not the road marking layout which is the problem.
Don’t get me wrong. Making layout changes during major maintenance work is often a good idea, but unless this is following a grand plan, things get looked at in isolation and the best intentions can lead to failure.
Alder Road is a typical urban UK road. It is a 30mph classified road (A3040) and as well as being part of a network of connector roads carrying some 18,000 vehicles per day (2016). It serves commercial areas, shopping parades and has extensive residential frontage. It also provide access to many residential areas and is a bus route.