Tag "Traffic"

Traffic layout is not safe

Ref: St Peter Port’s new traffic scheme. I write both as an individual and on behalf of a group of working colleagues, drivers from a major reputable local distribution company. Safety, and in particular road safety, is paramount and equal to any of our business ethics. Our drivers undergo extensive advanced driver training.

Environment seems set on causing traffic chaos

I ABSOLUTELY give up with our Environment committee and particularly its minister. I know Mrs Burford would like us all to go around on bicycles with a solar panel on our crash helmet, but it isn’t going to happen. In the GP of 6 April I read Mrs Burford’s comments: ‘It would appear that some congestion has occurred as a result of the new layout (on the seafront) being treated in some ways like a zebra crossing.’

GMTA backs call for rethink of strategy


CALLS were yesterday made for Environment to pull the plug on its beleaguered transport strategy after one of its board members broke ranks to urge a complete rethink.

Compassion between road users lacking

HAVING read the numerous recent letters published in the pages of Open Lines, I cannot help but gain the view of a distinct lack of tolerance, courtesy and respect between users of our roads.

Environment monolith rumbles on

NEW Environment minister Yvonne Burford is right to insist that the job is much bigger than paid parking and the transport strategy.

Transport strategy doesn't go far enough

IT WOULD appear that Deputy Gavin St Pier has a problem balancing the books and, being a politician, can think of only one solution – we must pay more tax without having more benefit.

Why a spring start for paid parking is apt

FOR many, the unthinkable has finally happened: paid parking has been voted through and will be introduced next spring. It’s actually an appropriate date given the claims by this Assembly to represent a Sarnian Spring because the decision to charge commuters to park certainly represents a freshness of outlook.

Why paid parking is a silly idea...

APART from the stated aims of the traffic committee, is there another motive for introducing paid parking we don’t know about?  Without wishing to offend, I think there must be because paid parking is just plain silly.

‘Least worst’ is not always for the best

IN THE aftermath of the debate leading to Guernsey’s transport strategy, one question has to be posed: what will happen when the population management proposals are finally debated? The island’s traffic issues are so serious, we are told, that nothing less than an integrated system penalising certain classes of drivers, introducing paid parking and spending £20m. on a new bus depot will do.

Park-and-ride focus

TWO issues before the States. Transport strategy. The two proposals at the moment do not go far enough in order to solve long-term problems.

Not enough evidence on which to base a decision

WHAT with family crises, trips to Yorkshire and other distractions, there wasn’t much time to pick flaws in the transport strategy. Then, it didn’t take long. It is, of course, a bit rich taking emissions lectures from a former airline pilot and someone who keeps jetting off to Australia. Not to mention accepting wide-vehicle and pavement-surfing admonitions from the sponsors of the giant bus fleet.

Transport: try leading by example

AS DEBATE approaches on what will emerge as a far from integrated transport strategy for the island, one thing has typified the absence of logical thinking on this divisive topic: the amendment from two deputies seeking to exempt commercial vehicles from the proposed width tax.

Trams could be dream transport solution

THERE I was slipping into another slumber, nodding off and had the wildest dream. I dreamt I was in the 21st century, visualising a large free parking area on the north side of the Bridge.