Monday, March 17, 2014

New King Street mini-roundabout layout markings fail to impress River CC

New "keep clear" road markings that have failed to impress River CC

At the recent River CC meeting Andrew Purkis told his fellow councillors that he first raised the issue of stacking on the roundabout in October/November 2011. He said: “two and a half years and it is still not done right.” He detailed how there was still space for vehicles to stack on the roundabout in between the two areas now marked. 

Stephanie Whittaker said: “Drivers should know they shouldn't stack on the roundabout, it's the Highway Code you know.”

When asked by the chair what the CC should do, Andrew replied: “Maybe  a photograph of what they have done and say that after two and a half years you still haven't done it right.”
The CC agree to write to BEAR with their concerns.

2 comments:

Dave Macarthur said...

Nail on the head there Stephanie.

mary go round said...

One crucial and significant omission is the lack of prominent "GIVE WAY" signs on the approach to the mini-roundabout from the Inverness/King Street direction.

Far too many motorists travelling on the A96 assume they have priority going through the roundabout because they are driving on a trunk road.

There have been numerous near misses between vehicles heading from the roundabout into Marine Road, and vehicles coming down in front of the URC church who simply don't stop. The risk is actually higher when traffic is light and there is no congestion or queues.