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City Park & Ride could reduce traffic chaos

October 23, 2018 10:30 AM
By Southampton Liberal Democrats

The 'traffic chaos' currently being endured by road users in Southampton could be avoided in future with the introduction of a 'Park & Ride' service, say Southampton Liberal Democrats.
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Multiple engineering works in and around the city have brought many routes to a virtual standstill over recent weeks. The problem has been felt particularly badly in the west of the city, along Redbridge Road and the M271. Traffic is being diverted through residential areas, including along Brownhill Way, leading to virtual gridlock at peak times.

Ironically, a plan to construct a new health campus and Park & Ride facility for hospital staff at Adanac Park, off of Brownhill Way, has already been put to public consultation.

Local Transport Spokesperson Adrian Ford comments:

"The Labour-run City Council clearly didn't have the foresight to anticipate the effect these concurrent roadworks would have on traffic flow in and around the city. If they had, our roads wouldn't have blocked up like they have.

"If cities like Winchester, Salisbury and Portsmouth can find the money and political will to make Park & Ride services available, then surely Southampton City Council can do the same.

"There's never any fresh thinking from Labour, only more plodding and pedestrian politics, and empty apologies when it all goes wrong.

"The people of Southampton deserve better, and demand better, than the service they're getting from this Labour council."

Please sign our petition in support of Park & Ride facilities for Southampton: soton.lib.dm/ParkandRide