Safer route fails objective

I COMPLETELY agree with Mr K R Willavise’s comments in his letter on  November 7.

The mini roundabout on Elm Drive/ Cotswold Way was in fact part of the Welsh Assembly’s ‘Safer Routes to School’ project. Few, if any, will agree that the title of this project has reached its objective.
Also, part of this scheme was the creation of a further mini-roundabout at the entrance to Risca Comprehensive School on Pontymason Lane.
In separate developments, new mini-roundabouts were created on Mill Street and Holly Road.
Having made considerable representation to the Highway Department over very many months and with support from the two MPs over this period, the Highways Department would not recognise and accept the dangers they had created.
Mr Willavise, you are not alone in your thinking. However, we are almost solitary in that, as usual, too few have made any effort other than grumble to correct these inappropriate and dangerous traffic features. I will willingly let you have copies of my correspondence.
Nigel Pearce,
Pentland Close,
Risca

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9:26am Tue 13 Nov 12

Bobevans says...

These safe routes to schools seem to be a vanity project by the assembly and the councils. Most of themsimply are not used so is it value for money?

The assembly and councils seemed to have very confused objectives as at the same time as building safe routes toschools it provides extensive free transport to schools. The two things contradict themselves.
These safe routes to schools seem to be a vanity project by the assembly and the councils. Most of themsimply are not used so is it value for money? The assembly and councils seemed to have very confused objectives as at the same time as building safe routes toschools it provides extensive free transport to schools. The two things contradict themselves. Bobevans

10:12am Tue 13 Nov 12

Howie' says...

Bobevans wrote:
These safe routes to schools seem to be a vanity project by the assembly and the councils. Most of themsimply are not used so is it value for money?

The assembly and councils seemed to have very confused objectives as at the same time as building safe routes toschools it provides extensive free transport to schools. The two things contradict themselves.
I suppose Sherlock, it has never occurred to you that not all the kids go to School in the same direction, therefore the ‘Safer Routes to School’ are not suitable for all kids and will need the School Bus.

The Bassaleg School route seems to be well used.
Why do you call it a 'vanity project'? Seems a good idea to me to create safe routes for our kids to get to School.
[quote][p][bold]Bobevans[/bold] wrote: These safe routes to schools seem to be a vanity project by the assembly and the councils. Most of themsimply are not used so is it value for money? The assembly and councils seemed to have very confused objectives as at the same time as building safe routes toschools it provides extensive free transport to schools. The two things contradict themselves.[/p][/quote]I suppose Sherlock, it has never occurred to you that not all the kids go to School in the same direction, therefore the ‘Safer Routes to School’ are not suitable for all kids and will need the School Bus. The Bassaleg School route seems to be well used. Why do you call it a 'vanity project'? Seems a good idea to me to create safe routes for our kids to get to School. Howie'

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