Aldershot pedestrianised streets

 pedestrianised streets

pedestrianised streets

48 tonne lorry trying to gain access

48 tonne lorry trying to gain access

heading towards 99p Stores

heading towards 99p Stores

potential site for lorry bay

potential site for lorry bay

restrictions on access

restrictions on access

restrictions on access

restrictions on access

restrictions on access

restrictions on access

Pedestrianised streets are the few streets where you can walk around safely, free from traffic hazards, traffic pollution.

Welcome to Aldershot: vehicles driving through, yobs with music blaring out, 48 tonne lorries.

Vehicles are allowed through 4-30pm weekdays (exception market day 6-30pm).

48 tonne lorries making deliveries, smashing up the paving slabs.

There are plans to waste £4.5 million repaving. A waste of money, especially if vehicle access not restricted.

Yobs drive through, noise thudding out, the cars then park, more yobs gather round, noise still thudding out from the parked cars.

On a Thursday, vehicles cannot get through, but they still try.

Last Friday, vehicles all day long.

This evening, at a guess, a 48 tonne lorry trying to gain entry. How the driver missed any of the parked cars a miracle. From the amount of rust, I doubt roadworthy. As there were palettes outside 99p Stores (a trip hazard for passers by), I guess that is where the lorry was heading.

99p Stores has a back entrance. Why is that not used?

There is a every wide pavement, it would be easy to construct a lorry bay, deliveries by hand cart. The norm in Europe.

Instead of pouring £4.5 million down the drain. Let us see some action from which Aldershot will benefit. Let us see these pedestrianised streets vehicle free 24 hours a days seven days a week. Access for emergency vehicles only.

There is also a need for a pedestrian crossing connecting Upper Union Street with Union Street.

Widening the pavement at Grosvenor Road, part of pouring £4.5 million down the drain, a waste of money, as pavement not narrow, and there is very little footfall.

Victoria Street was repaved a couple of years ago. A wasted opportunity. It should have been pedestrianised, creating a central zone in Aldershot town centre traffic free.

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One Response to “Aldershot pedestrianised streets”

  1. keithpp Says:

    Market day, cars are trying to drive down the street, cannot get through, then trying to turn around, or trying to force their way past market stalls being dismantled, putting stallholders at risk.

    https://keithpp.wordpress.com/2014/08/21/aldershot-pedestrianised-streets-2/

    No enforcement.

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