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Stairfoot Park And Ride Could Happen

Tuesday November 29 2011

A PARK and ride site which has been abandoned for over two years could at last be brought into use, We Are Barnsley can reveal.

The site, which was made adjacent to the Stairfoot Tesco, was added as part of a planning agreement through Barnsley Council when the development was extended. It was never brought into use because bus operators were worried that traffic was too slow moving to allow the park and ride to be used without a total overhaul of bus time-tables due to the heavy traffic nearby.

But now, £1.25 million has been spent on improving traffic flow on the main bus route into town which could allow for the Wombwell Lane Park and Ride to come into operation.

Coun Roy Miller said: "We are encouraged by the initial data SYPTE officers have reported, this shows the scheme is having positive benefits predicted for bus journey times.

"As a frequent user of Stairfoot Roundabout I travel along Grange Lane regularly and I think it is obvious, that even in peak times, there has been a reduction in queue lengths on the Grange Lane leg of the roundabout, this is because the traffic wanting to go onto Doncaster road to Darfield can access it much earlier.

"This means that the improvements will assist the Park and Ride site by reducing access and egress times especially at peak periods."

The work that has been carried out - using cash from the Local Transport Plan partnership and the Community Infrastructure Fund - means that the key bus route from Stairfoot to Alhambra roundabout has been upgraded. A central bus priority lane and widening of lanes at Stairfoot roundabout was completed and a new Grange Lane to Doncaster Road link road added.

What do you think? Would you use a Park and Ride from Stairfoot? Write your comments in the box below.

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Reply Posted by Gurty on Tuesday November 29 2011 at 13:10
Why does anyone need a Park and Ride from Stairfoot -- walk you lazy twots

Reply Posted by Jimhallett on Tuesday November 29 2011 at 13:52
The traffic lights at tescos & stairfoot roudabout are a complete nigtmare for anyone coming from Wombwell, A queue from perfecta site is a common occurrence, park & ride will make much worse however we do now have an illuminated sign telling us that the is congestion at tescos & stairfoot, after being in a queue for 20 mins. this is stupid to say the least. The slip road ff grange lane to doncaster road is very good  but how that will improve traffic on wombwell lane is difficult to understand but I suppose if one of our esteemed so called cabinet members says so it must be right. 

Reply Posted by Charleshemingway on Tuesday November 29 2011 at 15:34
The traffic flows much better when the traffic lights are not working, whoever thought of putting light on a roundabout must be mad or got shares in the traffic light firm

Reply Posted by mojo on Tuesday November 29 2011 at 16:17
I agree with Jimhallett about tesco lights and queues form ther because of the off set road to Tesc and the round about is a nightmare any one agree

Reply Posted by Janb1975 on Wednesday November 30 2011 at 00:19
Where has 1.25 million been spent? The road from Tesco to town has not changed in the last 5 years so not sure where this money has gone.................pulling the wool over our eyes comes to mind!

Reply Posted by Mark Wainwright on Wednesday November 30 2011 at 20:17
they could extend the 3rd lane of donacster road heading towards the roundabout instead of having a really wide pavement in the middle of the road this would reduce the que towards the roundabout from stairfoot

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