Letter from Tim Waller of Ruckhall, Hereford, suggests new road and a one-way system

Our reader - relatively new to the county - has some ideas about improving Hereford.

Our reader - relatively new to the county - has some ideas about improving Hereford.

First published in Letters

AS a newish resident of Hereford I am appalled to see how useless the council is at getting things done – surely it is employed to serve the public?

The two main problems I see are no ring road and bad planning in the city centre.

Perhaps a new look at these two things may help.

Firstly, as the Belmont golf club has now closed isn’t this a perfect time to acquire the land and swing a relief road around the city from Grafton across the old golf course and river then into a tunnel to come out north of the city?

Secondly, I think the city centre would benefit greatly from making a one-way system around the new shopping centre, then the roundabout on Edgar Street could become a T-junction, pedestrians crossing from the new shopping centre to the old town would only have one way to watch for traffic.

All existing traffic lights must become responsive to traffic flows and not timed as they appear to be now.

Finally, to make the city come to life reduce the ludicrously high parking charges, these should not be seen as a cash cow for the council.

Every other city I have visited has reasonable parking charges, and should be free after 5pm and on Sundays, Come on Hereford make yourself shine, as I understand it – HERE YOU CAN!

Tim Waller

Ruckhall

Hereford

Comments (4)

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7:09pm Thu 6 Mar 14

AylestoneVoice says...

A tunnel! Brilliant idea I cannot wait.
A tunnel! Brilliant idea I cannot wait. AylestoneVoice
  • Score: 2

9:58pm Thu 6 Mar 14

oldergit says...

Sounds too sensible for this council.
Sounds too sensible for this council. oldergit
  • Score: 1

3:31pm Fri 14 Mar 14

Hereford person says...

There's an election to the council in just over a year, get your name down or are you just a moaner.
There's an election to the council in just over a year, get your name down or are you just a moaner. Hereford person
  • Score: 2

5:40pm Tue 1 Apr 14

Hereford Voice says...

Another river crossing is a must! Tunnel on the other hand I feel would be much more expensive but either way another crossing is desperately needed.
Another river crossing is a must! Tunnel on the other hand I feel would be much more expensive but either way another crossing is desperately needed. Hereford Voice
  • Score: 1

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