Mark Cherry, Labour County Councillor for Banbury Calthorpe has been liaising for over three years with County Highways Officers, to manage the impact of the Longford Park housing development on traffic and safety on Bankside.
Mark Cherry says, “We are now near the end of the consultation process and it is crucial that residents lodge any objections to the proposals by Friday 24 March 2017.
I am personally happy that funding from Longford park housing development (section 106 funding) has secured new traffic cushions along bankside replacing old concrete chicanes and the extension of the B2 bus service from Longford Park, traversing Bankside into Banbury.
I have also asked for parking bays to be installed along bankside because the increase in car ownership was never envisaged when the estate was built in the 1960’s/1970’s.”
The consultation document details these proposed changes to parking restrictions, traffic calming features and pedestrian crossing facilities in Bankside and that is why Cllr Mark Cherry urges residents send in any objections before the due date:
a) Introduce/extend ‘No Waiting at Any Time’ – Double Yellow Lines (DYLs) in various junctions leading off of Bankside.
b) Introduce/extend ‘No Waiting Mondays to Saturdays 8am to 6pm’ in various parts of Bankside.
c) Construct a Raised Zebra crossing on a flat top road hump approx. 30m northwest of its junction with Spinney Drive.
d) Replace the current chicane features with 20 pairs of speed cushions spaced approx. 80m apart, between the junctions with Hightown Road and the roundabout junction with the road leading to the A4260 Oxford Road.