PETITION: No to traffic lights at junction Dunyeats Rd. and Gravel Hill

Residents of Canford Heath, Broadstone, Merley and Wimborne are shocked at the Conservative led council’s proposal to replace the Gravel Hill roundabout with traffic lights. key_Dunyeats.jpg

The roundabout junction that joins Gravel Hill and Dunyeats Road could be demolished and traffic lights put in instead. Residents fear that this would result in even longer queues at rush hour times along both roads.

Broadstone Councillor Mike Brooke said, “There is no evidence to suggest that traffic lights are the solution to the traffic problems on Gravel Hill. In fact, it’s likely that they would just add to them. Everyone I have spoken to thinks the idea is crazy. They all want to see the roundabout retained.”

Lib Dem Parliamentary Spokesperson and local campaigner, Vikki Slade said, “I have received numerous letters from concerned residents. Not only are the traffic lights completely unnecessary but a huge waste of taxpayers’ money. We cannot allow the plans to go ahead.”

Mike and Vikki have launched a petition asking the Council to remove the traffic light proposals from the schedule of works on Gravel Hill.

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  • commented 2016-03-09 21:06:10 +0000
  • commented 2015-12-31 17:12:55 +0000
    A wholly ridiculous proposal.
    The traffic delays are due to the sheer volume of traffic heading into Poole negotiating the Grammar school and Darbys corner to the south, and the Queen Anne lights and the 30mph limit to the north.
    Currently, traffic exiting Arrowsmith road can avoid a risky right hand turn onto Gravel Hill by utilising the roundabout. That safe option will be removed and opposing traffic flows will be closer together, increasing the risk of collisions where Southbound Gravel Hill traffic turning right in Dunyeats road will do so across the priority of northbound traffic, creating a serious safety issue that is not currently present.
    Additionally, the extra unnecessary electricity goes against the council’s own green policies.