Traffic, speeding, parking etc


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    Andy Hills on #5571

    Knaphill does not have traffic issues, parking problems or speeders according to the official  stance. How then is it that people are constantly parking on double yellow line, the Co-Op car park regularly mayhem and I frequently see speeding cars??Having just come through Knaphill, I saw a child exiting a parked car traffic side. Daft enough in my opinion but I have no idea how much 'training' the child has or if they have been made aware of the dangers by their parents. This child was nearly killed by a car speeding up Broadway from the village, whose view was blocked by a van parked on double yellows outside Valentino's; thankfully they had admirable reflexes to avoid hitting the child stumbling into the road.Parents and guardians - PLEASE don't let children exit into the road. There's no point in asking for bad parkers or speeders to stop as they're figments of my imagination.


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    new1 on #5617

    All a figment of you imagination, obviously lolz Parking, traffic and speeding ARE real in Knaphill


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    Guy on #5618

    Speeding is real in the village and anyone saying otherwise clealry has never spent much time here


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    ryder on #5619

    Hi,I've been reading the item in the Knaphill magazine about the bollards outside the Vyne. It's quite clear that they must go. With traffic now emerging onto the A322 at the Sainsbury's traffic lights, the road is choked. By removing the bollards local traffic would be able to use the back roads, leaving the A322 for those travelling from the M3 to Guildford. It's not rocket science.Ryder


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    Andy Hills on #5620

    Hi Ryder, welcome to the forum!It looks like most people agree. While running a poll on the website, currently 93% want them removed!


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    Cllr Kevin Davis on #5798

    I’ve campaigned for these bollards to be removed as it will assist with traffic flows on the A322 which directly impact Brookwood Crossroads.

    The answer is always the same, they were put up in the first place to protect businesses in Knaphill from Sainsbury’s. I suspect members of this forum who have been around for a while will remember exactly what the village stance was on Sainsbury’s when it was first built (I’ve no idea as I had no interest at the time). Also, there is a cost implication which gets thrown as well regarding the modelling of the road. Something to do with the design which was for buses and not cars, put the two together and there may be problems. Can’t see it somehow, but I don’t see these bollards coming down for a while yet. SCC Highways and common sense rarely can be said in the same sentence.

    Cheers.

    Kevin


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    Guy on #5812

    I can’t see the problem either aside from the will of the council and the expenditure. Lets just get them out, it has to be cheaper than fixing them all the time


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    Cllr Kevin Davis on #5814

    This would have to be done at the SCC Joint Woking committee. Now it is a joint committee, I’d suggest a better chance of success may exist. As Cllr Hussain is on that committee, I’d suggest the KRA write a public question and Cllr Hussain follows it up. The next meeting is early December IIRC.

    I’d certainly support changing this. Once the extra traffic from Brookwood Farm is fully on stream, vehicles coming from Knaphill to Sainsbury’s use a hundred yards of the A322. It is simply unnecessary and adds congestion to a soon to be at capacity junction.

    http://www.woking.gov.uk/jointcommittee

    Cheers.

    Kevin


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    OMickB on #5839

    I would like to know why there is never any obvious action taken against motorists, mainly van drivers, who park on the pavements in the Knaphill area.


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    new1 on #5840

    Depends on the day you complain but WBC / SCC say there is no parking, speeding or traffic issues in Knaphill. It’s a farce trying to get action.
    Especially around that Co-op road, and I have only ever heard of ONE ticket ever being issued. Double yellow lines mean no parking at any time but the wardens from WBC say they have to give them leeway and time to leave before giving tickets. WHY?!?!?!


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    Andy Hills on #5843

    There have been witnesses to traffic wardens parking on double yellow lines both in the village and in Woking town centres so don;t hold your breath for any action.

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