Cambs council was talking tosh – St Ives traffic is woeful

HAVING never in my life written to complain about anything to a newspaper or to a local councillor, I saw the article in The Hunts Post (Lights red alert, last week) and to be quite specific it [angered me].

I would like to first say that the quote a spokesman for Cambridgeshire County Council (“The traffic to the guided busway on Harrison Way is no worse than in the original plans. We don’t believe the traffic lights are causing unnecessary delays to traffic using Harrison Way”) is the biggest load of rubbish I have ever heard. To say that the traffic along Harrison Way is no worse than before the guided bus came is absolute tosh.

Between the hours of 7.30am and 9.30am and the hours of 4.30pm to 6pm it used to take me approximately five minutes to get from the now defunct St Ives Motel to the Earith roundabout turn-off. That same segment of my journey now takes 45mins and the same going the other way.

In those times I have sat in my car and watched the lights turn from red to green, let no more than two or three cars go through, and then back to red again. It is a complete joke. Please either adjust the timings of these lights or make the buses stop at the bus stop 300 yards before the busway crosses the most important road in St Ives.

There is absolute no need for the buses to travel that extra few hundred metres causing chaos to people’s journeys


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