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Rushgreen Roundabout Dangerous Congestion

Posted: Sun 01 Jan, 2017 12:54 pm
by nbow61
If you are concerned by the traffic at the entrance to the BP garage/McDonalds site please can I ask for your support and could you please contact either our local councillor andrew.stevenson@hertfordshire.gov.uk. or Mark Prisk office@hertford-stortfordconservatives.net. to express your concerns.

The roundabout in that area has been designated an urban clearway (round blue signs with red border and red X in the middle) which means that it is illegal to queue. Unfortunately these signs are not well understood and are being ignored. The Police are not currently enforcing them as they have doubts regarding their legal status

There needs to be a better solution before there are serious accidents. Please urge your local councillor or MP to get moving on this.

Thank you

Nigel

Re: Rushgreen Roundabout Dangerous Congestion

Posted: Sun 01 Jan, 2017 2:37 pm
by Steve

Re: Rushgreen Roundabout Dangerous Congestion

Posted: Mon 02 Jan, 2017 6:06 pm
by nbow61
http://www.hertfordshiremercury.co.uk/a ... story.html

Here is another article. It quite shameful that is over 3 years and there is no improvement!

Re: Rushgreen Roundabout Dangerous Congestion

Posted: Tue 03 Jan, 2017 1:20 am
by Capitalist Piglet
Fully agree. Lots of words little (actually nil) action. For years.

Re: Rushgreen Roundabout Dangerous Congestion

Posted: Tue 03 Jan, 2017 3:07 pm
by Miggi03
Supported.

I was rear ended here on my Motorcycle a year ago when trying to get fuel. Place is total carnage and I can't quite work out who should be sorting/enforcing this. After living here for years I can't see a solution to it personally.

Re: Rushgreen Roundabout Dangerous Congestion

Posted: Tue 03 Jan, 2017 4:01 pm
by Drama Queen
Blame for congestion also lies with MacDonalds who's customers thought it was perfectly acceptable during the Christmas break to park at the BP petrol station pumps.. yes the pumps, not the separate parking area in front of the shop, and stay there until their order was despatched then drove off ... three separate vehicles did this whilst all I wanted to do was get petrol along with a few others who ended up queuing into the dangerous road on days when the fog was very bad ! I complained to the staff in the BP/M & S to moan that their petrol pumps had become unofficial Macdonald Carparks and they just looked at me as if I was mad. To me the whole roundabout will be a scene of utter carnage soon.. I hope I am not there when it happens.. Why does it take people getting a petition and angry to get things done when clearly the Emergency Services and all users/drivers must see what is happening.. ??? !!!! :x

Re: Rushgreen Roundabout Dangerous Congestion

Posted: Wed 04 Jan, 2017 11:18 am
by mistlethrush
There has at least been some progress in this area by the recent placement of some bollards at key points. Last year I noted a lot of HGVs parking up illegally just past the petrol station on the roundabout, presumably to use McD or the M&S, which they no longer can do thanks to these bollards.

However the problem remains and I have seen a lot of near misses while people queue, particularly for me on Saturdays.

Quite frankly if it were up to me I'd have the McD shut down (moved).

Re: Rushgreen Roundabout Dangerous Congestion

Posted: Wed 04 Jan, 2017 12:54 pm
by Miggi03
I think the McDonald's needs re-locating or some additional parking at the rear constructed at McDonald expense as there is no doubt it is the reason for the build up of traffic. Whilst I never use it because that food is utter garbage I wouldn't want anyone's job to suffer. But it being there is the primary reason for the traffic.

Re: Rushgreen Roundabout Dangerous Congestion

Posted: Wed 04 Jan, 2017 9:03 pm
by leo densian
Not totally McDonalds fault - coning off the BP when the tanker turns up can cause chaos, and in my experience it's often around 6pm or so which compounds the issue. Rarely seen this happen in other filling stations.

Re: Rushgreen Roundabout Dangerous Congestion

Posted: Wed 04 Jan, 2017 10:13 pm
by Hertford Born & Bred
mistlethrush wrote:There has at least been some progress in this area by the recent placement of some bollards at key points. Last year I noted a lot of HGVs parking up illegally just past the petrol station on the roundabout, presumably to use McD or the M&S, which they no longer can do thanks to these bollards.


The HGVs now park further down after the last bollard.