Excessive traffic delays for a Sunday lunchtime in Nairn?
Delays look a bit excessive today for a Sunday lunchtime. There have been increasing complaints on social media during the week about the time it is taking to get through the town. Has anyone changed any of the light settings?
its high time this fiasco was sorted out once and for all,
if the councillors cant do it,elect some that can,
there was never this problem before sainsburys was built,
and there is certainly no need for half the lights,
its quicker going through elgin or inverness (both cities,
than it is going through a wee town like Nairn,
Lochloy road lights seem to have acquired extra 'green man' time.
I stopped on the A96 at a red light the other day and watched a man cross Lochloy Road and, by the time the little green man had turned red, he'd walked past Bridgemill Direct ( the pedestrian, not the green man).
Not sure if the lights have been fiddled with , or have defaulted back to their 'dumb' setting.
It's beyond farcical that we are still being held ransom by BEAR/Transport Scotland...who seem either unwilling, or incapable , of doing what they are paid handsomely to do....
The phrase 'Unable to find their own ars*s in the dark' would be apt... if it wasn't for the fact that these agencies seems to spend their lives bathed in glow of red traffic lights ..... as do the rest of us
I agree with @David Brownless re the setting of the lights 'it's beyond farcical', however it would seem that neither councillors nor anyone else are able to anything about Nairn's traffic problems other than complain about it.
There has been a working group meeting regularly to discuss A96 issues in the town folks. Councillors, officials, BEAR folk and police, etc. These meetings do get a mention in the press now and then and there are ongoing surveys we believe about taking out one set of lights. Ask your councillors on the election stump for more details :-) It does seem though that when hiccups start and the flow worsens there doesn't seem to be rapid reaction - or maybe we've got it wrong and it is simply the holiday season already?
Not to mention the amount of traffic including 40 footers ignoring the red lights at lochloy, my wife and another with kids almost got wiped out and both had to serve to miss a HGV that ploughed on by through a red light. Accident waiting to happen there...locals do it to!!
@Graisg - it would seem to me that these meetings are just yet more talking shops. Nairn has suffered traffic problems for years, the lights post Sainsbury's have just exacerbated the issue
The current issue with the light changes at Lochloy Rd/A96 have been there for weeks, no one gives a flying ......
Elections? like whoever we vote for is going to make a difference, I don't think so
@anon 7.18 have you complained to the police? Do they know that there is an issue there?
Yeah lochloy problem. Green man turns red then green traffic lights after 2 minutes
Took me as long to get from Leopold Street to past Sainsburies, as it did from Sainburies to Tescos in Forres. This is just the spring - what it will be like in summer - catastrophe.
The lights are totally out of sync and the pedestrian crossings are giving far too much time away and change at the immediate press of the button as well. With the local elections coming up I know who I wont be voting for.
You are sitting in your comfortable car ...stop complaining and spare a thought for those with no car, the pedestrian,
take the lights away and there are some people who cannot cross the road safely. I have stood for 15 minutes trying to cross the A96 at the Waverley road junction...and still had to walk to the crossing at Seabank road, what if it was not there.?
The days when we didn t need traffic lights has long gone, too many cars going through on the road that splits Nairn, people need to cross that road.
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