Some simple changes could be made to ease (not solve) the problem of traffic congestion in and aroud the town centre.
1, Removal of the pedestrian crossing at the end of the swing bridge, along with signposting for pedestrians to show you can walk to the station etc., on the north side of the bridge and under the flyover.
2, Make the junction at the east of the bridge from the port for buses only, traffic slowing to let cars in causes queuing back over the flyover. Traffic to be redirected to the B&Q roundabout.
3, Reinstate the footbridge over the road at Denton Island. Allow those who do not want to wait for the lights to change to cross anyway. The same could apply at Meeching Road.
4, Re-open the junction of Valley Road with Brighton Road (it was still possible to drive down there as late as the early 2000s!) to allow Valley residents to avoid becoming embrolied in the one-way system.
5, Make the Murray Avenue an entrance only from Brighton Road for eastbound traffic only.
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