Dangerous changes to the layout of the Melton Road / Musters Road junction (West Bridgford)
We the undersigned strongly protest at Nottinghamshire County Council’s recent changes to the layout of the northbound section of Musters Road in the vicinity of the junctions with Melton Road and Rectory Road, West Bridgford. We agree strongly with the officer advice given to the Cabinet Member for Transport and Highways on 25th January 2011 that making these changes would reintroduce serious safety concerns which the previous layout was designed to prevent. In our view, the changes are potentially life-threatening particularly for cyclists wishing to continue along Rectory Road towards Tudor Square. We also note that the advice to the Cabinet Member included a warning on the potential for the changes to result in increased collisions caused by motor vehicles making last-minute decisions. We therefore call upon the County Council to restore much safer road layout arrangements, in the interests of general road safety and particularly to safeguard vulnerable road users.