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Started by: Tommy Two Stroke (10191)

Wallgate used to go from two lanes to three lanes from Caroline Street, to Queen Street up until 2018, when they widened the pavement, creating a shared space for cycles and pedestrians, it became two lanes from then on, the two lanes have now been restored from the one lane they created last year, and along with the now separate cycle lanes, I like it, it looks awreet, and you don't really need a dedicated left lane to go under the bridge, in fact that came from when they originally built the ring road, and widened Wallgate in 1986, and they put in a left hand lane filter signal, which was permanently on green, to allow traffic in the left hand lane to go under the bridge, when the lights were on red for traffic going into Queen Street, unfortunately this proved confusing for motorists, who thought that the green left hand lane filter signal, meant that you could drive into Queen Street too, a few bumps occurred and on one particular Saturday night, an awful accident happened, when a single decker bus flattened a mini car, the bus literally ran over the car, I saw the result of that accident that night, and how the young couple inside that car survived that accident, it just beggars belief, the mini driver thought that the filter arrow meant that he could drive around into Queen Street, so after that the left hand lane filter signal was removed, and from then on all three lanes of traffic had to stop when the lights turned to red.

Replied: 5th May 2022 at 10:40

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