Have your say on Dorchester transport scheme

Dorset Echo: Have your say on Dorchester transport scheme Have your say on Dorchester transport scheme

RESIDENTS can continue to have their say on controversial plans to change Dorchester’s traffic system until December 20.

An exhibition is being held at County Hall about the Dorchester Transport and Environment Plan (DTEP).

Critics have slammed the proposals, which include making High West Street and part of High East Street one-way and changing the direction of flow on some roads in a bid to improve air quality.

Last week Dorchester Town Council’s planning and environment committee passed a resolution to continue to support the main aims of the DTEP but said it was unable to support any solution that creates significant additional traffic and air quality issues on residential streets in the town.

Particular areas of concern, it said, are Great Western Road, Cornwall Road and Princes Street, which creates access issues to North Square and fails to deal with safety issues at Top O’ Town roundabout.

Residents can also complete the online consultation at dorsetforyou.com/Dorchester-transport-plan/have-your-say

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8:43am Tue 10 Dec 13

mr commonsense says...

What is the point ? Our councils will continue to tell us they know best. I am
coming to the conclusion that, as in France, only direct action will stop this nonsense. For a Clr to say towns are for people and not cars shows they live in a dream world. Dorchester would quickly die without people travelling into the centre and being able to park close to their needs .
It is all so frustrating and I think many of us feel helpless.
What is the point ? Our councils will continue to tell us they know best. I am coming to the conclusion that, as in France, only direct action will stop this nonsense. For a Clr to say towns are for people and not cars shows they live in a dream world. Dorchester would quickly die without people travelling into the centre and being able to park close to their needs . It is all so frustrating and I think many of us feel helpless. mr commonsense

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