Support for online petition to install filter at lights gains momentum

The junction in Radcliffe. Picture from Google Maps.

The junction in Radcliffe. Picture from Google Maps.

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AN online petition to ease traffic congestion in Radcliffe has been submitted to Bury Council.

It calls for a right turn filter to be installed at the traffic lights at Blackburn Street at its junction with Spring Lane.

The petition organiser Craig Rayner says a filter would stop a build-up of traffic waiting to turn right into Spring Lane.

Craig, aged 33, of Blenmar Close, Radcliffe, is a reporting and data team leader at Manchester University.

He said: “I use that junction a lot and the only way you can turn through those lights when turning right is to go through on red. It is dangerous. There are usually around four or five cars there and it creates a lot of traffic.

“With a right turn filter light the cars wouldn’t clog up and people might stop ‘rat running’ through Radcliffe town centre to get to Bury Road.

“It is a horrendous junction – awful for people crossing – and if councillors could just review the situation it would make a massive difference.”

Craig’s petition, which went live on Tuesday, gained more than 100 signatures in 24 hours and so far has 210 supporters. 

For details or to sign the petition go to the ePetitions page on the Bury Council website or click here

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11:21am Fri 28 Feb 14

mbbsspmg says...

It also needs a red light camera on that junction due to the number of cars which think they have the right to jump red lights, meaning that cars turning right are prevented again until the idiots have stopped jumping the light. This then means that cars on Spring Lane are trying to get out, but are being blocked by right hand turning cars going on to Spring Lane.

(Does that really make sense?)
It also needs a red light camera on that junction due to the number of cars which think they have the right to jump red lights, meaning that cars turning right are prevented again until the idiots have stopped jumping the light. This then means that cars on Spring Lane are trying to get out, but are being blocked by right hand turning cars going on to Spring Lane. (Does that really make sense?) mbbsspmg
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9:56am Mon 3 Mar 14

spartan117 says...

mbbsspmg wrote:
It also needs a red light camera on that junction due to the number of cars which think they have the right to jump red lights, meaning that cars turning right are prevented again until the idiots have stopped jumping the light. This then means that cars on Spring Lane are trying to get out, but are being blocked by right hand turning cars going on to Spring Lane.

(Does that really make sense?)
This is one of the main reasons I started this, it leaves you in a very dangerous position and I cant count the number of times a car has almost hit my back end whilst I'm waiting to turn right because they leave it to the last second to swoop into the left lane to get pass you.
[quote][p][bold]mbbsspmg[/bold] wrote: It also needs a red light camera on that junction due to the number of cars which think they have the right to jump red lights, meaning that cars turning right are prevented again until the idiots have stopped jumping the light. This then means that cars on Spring Lane are trying to get out, but are being blocked by right hand turning cars going on to Spring Lane. (Does that really make sense?)[/p][/quote]This is one of the main reasons I started this, it leaves you in a very dangerous position and I cant count the number of times a car has almost hit my back end whilst I'm waiting to turn right because they leave it to the last second to swoop into the left lane to get pass you. spartan117
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