Carlisle 'bypass' to open on Tuesday
Last updated at 10:38, Thursday, 09 February 2012
The long-awaited Carlisle Northern Development Route is to open on Tuesday.
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When are people going to learn how to use the roundabouts on this road? My son has just failed his driving test because some moron doesn't know lane discipline. Read the Highway Code or get some lessons.
A bit of a change from my usual rants about anti-motorist local authorities. I eat my words. The new bypass is fantastic; I usually travel home from the west of the city to the north at rush hour. It can take anything from 30 minutes at best to an hour and 10 minutes at worst. Last week I tried the bypass for the first time. 12 minutes! Absolutely brilliant!!
E.C. O' Friendly: Access to countryside is wonderful by bike, walking, or car. For Walking (or bike) purpose's access from the Green Lane footpath onto Sandsfield Lane cycleway/footpath is superb as the lane joins the similar bypass paths. You can walk to Stainton roundabout and along road towards Stainton or Etterby for access to footpaths on the northside of the river and walk a little further afield to Kingmoor Nature Reserve just over the new Kingmoor Railway bridge. It is true that access from the new Eden bridge to riverside footpaths is restricted and blocked by new fencing presently, that at town hall meeting I was informed all access to footpaths would be maintained. Including access to riverbanks.It's all down to expense, perhaps four, or more sets of kissing gates is too much for access to paths along the roadside. The west side of carlisle or north have wonderful outdoor opportunities for easier access to walks up river eden to the coast at Rockcliffe, or those living on northside the river Caldew with walks along Cummersdale is not as far as a tedious journey through the now quieter city roads. The most terrible thing is maybe that business is taken away from city centre as motorists find it easier to get to Gretna for shopping but I find this myself many a wasted journey, in due comparison of choice in the city centre. It is however more noisy in the countryside alongside the new road but looking at lads doing wheelies down trafficless Wigton road on Sunday morning it has reduced city thru' traffic so risk of death ( E.O.C ) as you point out is much reduced in a city where deaths on town roads have occurred in past years but traffic speeds still needs to be checked for continuous road safety.However driving on the CNDR road the skid swirl sign should include head dizzy signs with so many roundabouts that take a little getting used to. Hopefully the council leisure departments will re-address their leaflets showing new (CNDR road) access to the many city parks for recreation etc.