Fil­ter lane would cause no dis­rup­tion

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Points Of View -

I saw your re­cent story about the de­ci­sion taken by the Ash­ford Joint Trans­porta­tion Board for part sig­nal­i­sa­tion and a 40mph speed limit for the dan­ger­ous exit from the Ash­ford Re­tail Park on to the A2070.

I would like to know why they re­jected the idea, which I had pre­vi­ously sug­gested, of a fil­ter lane, or as they called it an “ac­cel­er­a­tion lane”.

I can see why they said no to a round­about as that would cause ma­jor dis­rup­tion to traf­fic, clos­ing one side to put in the first half of the round­about, then the other side.

To me, to put in a fil­ter lane, or ac­cel­er­a­tion lane, would cause no dis­rup­tion to traf­fic ex­cept for a line of cones to pro­tect work­ers.

I can’t see the sense in the de­ci­sion, as most people don’t stick to speed lim­its and tem­po­rary lights.

If you do the fil­ter lane, it’s per­ma­nent. Also, if you go around Ash­ford there are lots of fil­ter lanes. There is one at junc­tion 9 to join the M20, and an­other at the Ham­street turn-off on the A2070. Fred­die Cle­ments Ash­ford

I am now un­able to take my daugh­ter to school on the bus.

My daugh­ter comes home daily com­plain­ing of the hot bus as there are no win­dows, only on se­lected buses. They smell! I can’t walk to town to pick up the bus I re­quire.

The fares for kids are so ridicu­lous. Why are they charged an adult fare on the school run? Sharon March Can­ter­bury Road, Ash­ford

The Bar­rey Road junc­tion on the A2070 at Ash­ford Re­tail Park

Sharon March says the seats on the Lit­tle and Of­ten Stage­coach ser­vice are too small

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