Traffic and Transport
1 The increased commuters parking in Barton Road, end of Talbot and Alderbury. Barton Road householders are really upset because people are parking in the road, leaving the cars in the road all day whilst the car owners go to Langley Station and off to London for the day. In some cases blocking driveways and parking areas for returning residents.
2 The pedestrian crossing for students leaving Langley college to go to the shops in Harrow Market. Because the crossing is not used in a sensible way the students just keep walking over and the traffic is stacked up both ways, this is especially bad at lunchtimes. Of course, the students have very RIGHT to use the crossing but they do not understand with Rights there are Responsibilities.
3 The shopkeepers in Harrow Market say the footfall of customers between the times of 8 am and 9- am is again between 2-30 and 3 pm is zero because the car park is filled with parents using the car park at there place to wait for the children thus preventing regular customers finding a place to park.
4 The layout of the speed humps and the configuration where they have been placed.
5 Parking in general – the local people object to the school in the centre of the village using the Car Park in the Memorial Park as this prevents local people finding parking during the school day.
6 The approach to Langley Railway Station. According to local people, this is dangerous path early morning and in the early evening as people return from London to collect their cars from Barton Road!
7. The additional air pollution due to large numbers of slow-moving vehicles in the centre of Langley is considerable but gets no mention in the announcements from the Council.
What will happen if the Station Road railway bridge has to be closed due to its regular flooding or because a high-speed vehicle hits the bridge? Will traffic be diverted via St Mary’s Road and Middle Green? The Council has meanwhile decided to try to improve the flooding situation at the Station Road bridge, but this will require single file traffic controlled by traffic lights. This will presumably lead to a considerable tail back down Station Road.
Market Lane, Chequers Bridge Update
Good News! The bridge re-opened on 31st Jan 2017.
Slough Council have advised LNF that the bridge will now only close in the event of the railway projects closing for their purposes, and no more closures will occur as a result of an experimental order or for traffic counting.
We believe this was only half the battle to get the council to open the bridge, there are clear provisions for an alternative bridge and now this is the next phase that we, and no doubt our ward Councillors, will are fighting for. We need to keep up the pressure for an alternative bridge before the railway projects actually happen.
Some good news, for now, we are convinced that we’ve managed to secure this reopening through the perseverance of the Langley Neighbourhood members and residents and the collective efforts of the community organisations.
We now need to continue to work towards a replacement crossing for the people of Langley.
Other areas of concern for the Forum are:
- Crossrail & NetworkRail
- HS2 Heathrow Express (Langley Depot)
- WRAtH – Western Rail Access to Heathrow
- Heathrow Expansion
- Proposed developments
- Harrow Market and 20mph Zone
- Education & Schools in Langley
- Anti Social Behaviour in Langley
- Children’s Facilities in Langley
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