Town needs alternative route
DID I read in The Hinckley Times correctly that extending a cycle route on Dean Road will “boost the economy by tackling and improving access to jobs and education”? Is this a joke or ineffective use of a limited pot of tax payers’ money?
Perhaps the county council ought to engineer plans better and get things right first time to preserve cash for more worthwhile projects. Ashby Rd/Derby Rd junction and Desford Crossroads are two dangerous bottlenecks recently mentioned in the paper but both have had improvements in recent times at great cost and inconvenience and didn’t really deliver.
When Hinckley and Bosworth Borough council was Libdem led they were happy to support speed cushions on Station Road but in reality have probably made the junction with Lancaster Road worse - another white elephant project?
It is about time that Cllr David Bill realised the way to improve Hinckley traffic movements is to steer the transit routes as far from the centre as possible. Many road vehicles visit Hinckley to access the main east/west route (M69) or north/south (M6 & A5). If motorists had a viable alternative the Hinckley congestion would evaporate making the town a better place to walk/cycle/ bus and live. D Griffiths