"Residents have told us overwhelmingly that they would like a bus lane installed along the road where the inconsiderate rat-running
Researching on the internet, I found a term, 'rat-running
,' referring to motorists using residential roads, side streets, even cemetery roads, to beat traffic congestion.
Abolishing traffic lights at busy junctions can cut delays and rat-running
down residential side streets, an experiment has shown.
"It would be almost impossible to stop people rat-running
, parking in Torrington Avenue and walking to the store."
On the subject of rat-running
and pedestrians, surely a compromise can be reached whereby pedestrians and car users can get where they want to go safely and amicably.
Councillor Eric Empson, cabinet member for strategic planning, development and infrastructure, said: "The council, in partnership with local residents, is looking to improve highway safety by introducing a road closure on Shakespeare Avenue to prevent the rat-running
problem occurring with unregistered motorbikes.
The "sub-regional" study claims a tax-neutral road user charging scheme, as proposed by the Government earlier this summer, would only reduce traffic levels by five per cent and is likely to encourage rat-running
through residential streets.
'What is needed is some measures to restrict rat-running
through the narrower streets leading into Rhiwbina.'
Julie Samson, coordinator of Transport 2000's Street For People initiative, said: ``What this competition has done is to show that residents in many places aredesperatefor help to solve rat-running
Julie Samson, co-ordinator of Transport 2000's Street For People initiative, said: ``This shows that residents in many places are desperate for help to solve rat-running
Torrington Avenue would be widened to two lanes in each direction for the 60 metres, with traffic islands and a small central reservation put in to dissuade drivers from rat-running
further up Torrington Avenue.
The traffic congestion is not as bad asmany have made out but the rat-running
in the side streets is a real problem.