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17 February 2013
One-way solution for rat-run road - UPDATED

Following representations from local residents the council is to restrict the whole length of Woodside Court in Ashburton to one-way traffic.

Once the scheme is implemented the residential street, which connects Blackhorse Lane with Lower Addiscombe Road, will no longer be accessible from the Lower Addiscombe Road end.

Residents living in the area had complained for some time that their narrow street was regularly used as a short-cut by motorists. This had led to numerous snarl-ups and damage to parked cars.

An original proposal to make only a short section one-way was revised after it was suggested that many drivers would be tempted to flout this and that problems would therefore continue.

Councillor Phil Thomas, cabinet member for highways and environmental services, said: “We're always happy to listen to suggestions from local people for improvements to Croydon’s streets and roads. Our consultation process allows us to take on board comments about these proposals so that our final decision can properly balance the needs of residents, drivers and pedestrians.

“This scheme will make resident’s lives much better by cutting down on congestion and accidents in this quiet residential street.”

Please note that this story was amended on 6 Mar 2013, after Cllr Adam Kellett spotted that the council's press release, upon which this story was based, had inadvertently reversed the direction of the road. We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused readers.

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