Kateg28 wrote:Darcy Sarto wrote:
Notwithstanding the current issues at the Old Cross which are acute and temporary I'm afraid I'm in the camp that feels the "Rat Run" should be blocked permanently (emergency services only gate) in the middle (probably halfway up Byde Street) to eliminate all this nonsense. My commute is through the Old Cross and when there isn't something exceptional like a sinkhole or temporary traffic management going on the "delay" from Bengeo Street to Gascoyne Way has never been more than 10 - 12 minutes in 15+years.
If you want to gain the 10 -12 minutes you should get up 15 minutes earlier and not put people and property at risk for a selfish short cut!
Your delay of 10-12 minutes is probably that short due to the number of motorists using the so-called "rat run", thus allieviating a long queue for you. As for not putting people and property at risk, do you not consider that the selfish parking of cars in that area contributes more to the safety issue than vehicles using the road for what it was intended for? (Yes, I know, risk of resurrecting old moans)