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KING CHARLES ROAD BRIDGE

12 years ago...

SOME YEARS I BEEN SURPRISED WHY LORRYS COACHES CARS COME UP SURBITON HILL PARK.TRY AND TO DO A RIGHT OVER BRIDGE.NOT NOWING ITS RESTRICTED .AND HAVE TO TURN ROUND NOCKING DOWN THE TRAFFIC ISLANDS.AND THERE ALL SIGNS UP THE ROAD NARROW BRIDGE.A LORRY DRIVER SHOW ME WHEN I HELP HIM TURN ROUND.THE SAP NAB IN HIS LORRY DOSE NOT NO THIS.AND A FRIEND WHO HAS ONE IN HIS CAR SHOW ME.THE OTHER WAY IS THE SAME.COMMING UP CRAINS PARK THE SAT NAB SAID YOU CAN GO OVER THE BRIDGE.THIS IS VERY DANGEROUS A ACCIDENT WAITING TO HAPPEN.NOT KNOWING HOW DEAL WITH THE SAP NAB.I HAVE TOLD THE COUNCIL ABOUT IT.SO THY CAN FORWARD THE INFORMATION.

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Heigh ho.

Thurs 06 SEP,two keep left and two grey metal uprights have been flattened by SN guided trucks.

Although it is o/w for most vehicles;bikes and motor bikes seem to use it quite happily as a right turn from Villiers.

Just get on and build a strong two way bridge.

Closing the bridge will only shove traffic to the Ewell road to make an almost impossible right turn(unless your a bus),from the little road that runs from Londis past the appellant building.This is almost impassable now with parked cars limiting it to a game of chicken(unless your a bus).

Until we can unseat the Lib Dems and Red Kens TFL all car drivers and commercial drivers are doomed to suffer,London and its suburbs badly needs wider roads and better rail and tube links.If we do not improve traffic flows rather than seek to restrict them,London will cease to be a major wealth creator and we and our children will suffer.

Improving flows will also cut pollution so our green gestapo should be happy.

Unfortunately the Sap Nab manufacturers get their map data from third-party mapping companies that charge extra for the most up to date information. Until recently even Google Maps got it wrong and there's nothing the council can do about it.

The bridge on King Charles' Road has been one-way for quite a few years now and in the past I even submitted a request on the appropriate web site telling them to update their information. It may be updated in the lastest maps, but most people can't or won't bother updating their sat nav maps unless they get a new one, and even then the data may be old.

Apparently the council can do something. A Welsh council has installed some anti-sat nav signs to warn away heavy goods vehicles from their village streets:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/08/28/nsatnav1...

The problem is compounded by the council who have destroyed the Ewell Road as a through road from ther A3,so more vehicles now drive north through the underpass and turn left into Elmbridge and along to KC Road for a right turn to Kingston.

Cars and vans have no problems but lorries regularly cause mayhem reversing and trying to avoid the traffic islands etc.

The whole of KCR is a disaster created by our planners with necks and obstacles,humps etc and a green cycle lane that puts cyclists head on into oncoming traffic.Amazingly KCR is a 20 mph road but if you turn off into the estate it increases to 30.

Villiers road is so ludicrous with new humps on an already overcrowded section with pedestrian refuges and parking which causes the K buses no end of problems weaving in and out.This chaos for buses also applies in Surbiton Hill Park by the heavily parked row of shops and old garage.

Good luck telling the council,i have been banging on to the MP and the council for years about this shambles but so far they have only made it even worse.No wonder the accidebt rate is going UP.

Obvious solution is to close King Charles Road to through traffic by closing bridge.
It is a residential road after all - why should residents have to put up with massively increased volumes just because of congestion on Ewell Road.

20mph limit isn't the answer - lowering the volume of traffic is.

I agree. There seem to be a lot of major roads in RBK now limited to 20mph, when the smaller roads leading off them are still limited to 30.

Maple Road is another example. I know it is because there is a school on it, but it seems ludicrous that you are limited to 20 mph, and can then turn onto a narrow street like Cleaveland Road, that is congested with parked cars, and only be limited to 30!

best post EVA!

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