TOO LATE TO BE DRIVERS’ PAL
IN your report on Accrington having the worst traffic congestion in the country (September 14) you quote Hyndburn’s MP, Graham Jones, and local councillors, who all highlight the problems that every driver trying to get into, or out of, Accrington at peak times knows only too well.
It’s all well and good them crying their crocodile tears and promising to do something about it, but where were they when the “planners” decided to put bus-stops on main roads opposite each other, so that the gridlock was compounded when two buses travelling in opposite directions arrived at the same time?
Where were they when the ridiculous white elephant known as “Pennine Reach” was carving up the main highways to create designated bus lanes?
Where were they when the person who designed the phasing of the traffic lights at the Sparth Road junction in Clayton decided that at peak times the main road should have only three cars going through before they turned back to red?
Where were they when the disaster known as the Hare and Hounds junction in Clayton was designed?
Jumping on the bandwagon of trying to be seen as the motorists’ friend is too late.
If they had spoken up when they should have done the problem would be nowhere near as bad as it now is. Les Moore Great Harwood