Meeting over Odsal Top traffic concerns

An overhead view of Odsal Top roundabout from 2006

An overhead view of Odsal Top roundabout from 2006

First published in News

A SPECIAL meeting has been arranged to examine the way traffic is handled at the Odsal Top roundabout in Bradford.

The meeting has been arranged by Bradford Council as a result of concerns raised by Odsal Residents' Association and councillors who represent the area over the way traffic flows in the area and also road signs are used in the area.

The council's own traffic and highways officials will be attending, along with members of the neighbourhood policing team which works in the area.

All residents are welcome at the meeting, which will be held on Thursday, July 31 at he Trevor Foster Suite, Coral Stand at the Bradford Bulls stadium. It starts at 9.30 am and is expected to end at 11 am.

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4:42pm Thu 24 Jul 14

spearmint wino says...

Thursday morning for the meeting, not exactly convenient for the vast majority of drivers who use the roundabout who will be at work.
My suggestion would be to open up Netherlands s and install proper junctions at both Halifax and Huddersfield Road junctions to alleviate a lot of pressure on the roundabout then sort out the road markings.
Thursday morning for the meeting, not exactly convenient for the vast majority of drivers who use the roundabout who will be at work. My suggestion would be to open up Netherlands s and install proper junctions at both Halifax and Huddersfield Road junctions to alleviate a lot of pressure on the roundabout then sort out the road markings. spearmint wino
  • Score: 14

9:00pm Thu 24 Jul 14

jackw says...

Typical. Hold a meeting when the people that want a say cannot attend due to work. It will be like the 20mph on Netherlands where we were told it's going to happen without consulting the residents
Typical. Hold a meeting when the people that want a say cannot attend due to work. It will be like the 20mph on Netherlands where we were told it's going to happen without consulting the residents jackw
  • Score: 3

9:22pm Thu 24 Jul 14

micela22 says...

when police vehicles actually use the left hand lane to get to Halifax Road/ Wibsey because it`s quicker shows there`s a problem. Bit irritating when you`ve sat in traffic queueing & they, amongst others, cut you up
when police vehicles actually use the left hand lane to get to Halifax Road/ Wibsey because it`s quicker shows there`s a problem. Bit irritating when you`ve sat in traffic queueing & they, amongst others, cut you up micela22
  • Score: 2

9:31pm Thu 24 Jul 14

BirchLane-1964 says...

micela22 wrote:
when police vehicles actually use the left hand lane to get to Halifax Road/ Wibsey because it`s quicker shows there`s a problem. Bit irritating when you`ve sat in traffic queueing & they, amongst others, cut you up
The left hand lane coming up Rooley IS for Halifax Road now and has been for several months. It confuses everyone that had only just got used to using the right hand lane, but that should be for wibsey. The road signs and markings were always correct and believe they are now, but it's a ridiculous system if you're not local. Even worse, try getting out of Cleckheaton Road into the traffic flow at rush hour!!
[quote][p][bold]micela22[/bold] wrote: when police vehicles actually use the left hand lane to get to Halifax Road/ Wibsey because it`s quicker shows there`s a problem. Bit irritating when you`ve sat in traffic queueing & they, amongst others, cut you up[/p][/quote]The left hand lane coming up Rooley IS for Halifax Road now and has been for several months. It confuses everyone that had only just got used to using the right hand lane, but that should be for wibsey. The road signs and markings were always correct and believe they are now, but it's a ridiculous system if you're not local. Even worse, try getting out of Cleckheaton Road into the traffic flow at rush hour!! BirchLane-1964
  • Score: 11

7:31am Fri 25 Jul 14

linebacker2 says...

jackw wrote:
Typical. Hold a meeting when the people that want a say cannot attend due to work. It will be like the 20mph on Netherlands where we were told it's going to happen without consulting the residents
Common practise of the council is to ensure any "consultation" is with the right people.
[quote][p][bold]jackw[/bold] wrote: Typical. Hold a meeting when the people that want a say cannot attend due to work. It will be like the 20mph on Netherlands where we were told it's going to happen without consulting the residents[/p][/quote]Common practise of the council is to ensure any "consultation" is with the right people. linebacker2
  • Score: 4

9:46am Sun 27 Jul 14

yezboss says...

These lines and markings are 'advisory' and not 'mandatory'. There is no reason provided it is safe to do and drivers are aware of each other to move over lanes (and do) or even straight line it. Drivers need to be more aware of each other and make appropriate signals where necessary. The number of times I observe drivers at all junction making no signals whatsoever. In Australia when making a deviation of any sort it is mandatory. Here advanced teaching is make a signal to inform anyone who may need to know.
These lines and markings are 'advisory' and not 'mandatory'. There is no reason provided it is safe to do and drivers are aware of each other to move over lanes (and do) or even straight line it. Drivers need to be more aware of each other and make appropriate signals where necessary. The number of times I observe drivers at all junction making no signals whatsoever. In Australia when making a deviation of any sort it is mandatory. Here advanced teaching is make a signal to inform anyone who may need to know. yezboss
  • Score: -2

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