Shut Bridge Valley Road at Rush Hour

Shutting Bridge Valley Road at Rush hour will sort out so many problems.

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This is a good idea because I think you will all agree that traffic flowed better when this road was shut when the work was taking place.

by user162427 on November 19, 2013 at 03:30PM

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  • Posted by user989542 November 19, 2013 at 17:09

    I think you meant "traffic flowed better for you"? If however you live and/or work in Clifton/Redland then you would likely disagree. Perhaps closing the Portway to all but buses/Taxis could work just as well to alleviate the rush hour crunch point at the base of Bridge Valley Rd? And you could use the Park & Ride instead? hmmm ... I guess that is likely as undesirable as shutting Bridge Valley Rd, yes?! ;)
  • Posted by user162427 November 19, 2013 at 19:22

    I agree in part but did you find the traffic flowed better when it was shut?
  • Posted by user463519 November 20, 2013 at 09:39

    Perhaps a roundabout & yellow hatching at the BVR juntion - traffic sequencing is dreadful.

  • Posted by user881870 November 20, 2013 at 11:44

    I can't comment personally, as I never needed to travel via that route; but rest assured that traffic doesn't just "disappear" just because a road is closed; it just gets displaced onto pre-existing network routes - thus potentially clogging them even more.
  • Posted by user734334 November 24, 2013 at 11:26

    How will shutting a road improve traffic flow? I thought it was a right pain when that road was closed and am personally glad that it's back open.
  • Posted by user162427 December 02, 2013 at 07:11

    I will be honest this idea won't suit all but from what I saw, it did stop the long tail backs on the Portway when work was being conducted for one good reason, the lights at the bottom of bridge valley road were not being used so traffic flowed a lot better
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