SJ9183 : Poynton 'centreville'

near to Poynton, Cheshire, Great Britain

Poynton 'centreville'
Poynton 'centreville'
Junction of A5149 with A523. A very busy road junction that had traffic lights until recently when a radical piece of traffic engineering was instituted. On the four roads a hundred or so yards out the normal road surface, kerbs and pavements cease. The double lanes for right turns removed and a single lane marked by a different road surface and paving blocks in differing colours mark the gutters and pavement, the edge of which is only slightly raised. It feels like the road layouts in a pedestrian area. In fact no one has right of way, pedestrian or vehicle. No black and white pedestrian crossing markings. No give way signs. Two interlinked roundabouts, necessary because the slightly staggered roads across the A523, are marked by different coloured paving blocks indicating the route for traffic circulation. It seems to be working and is something of a local wonder to be visited and observed.
Update: There is a 15min video about the concept and its implementation [[LinkExternal link]]
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2012
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Sunday, 6 May, 2012   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 9 May, 2012
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Roads, Road transport  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9194 8359 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:20.9482N 2:7.3523W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9195 8356
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