Readers have shared their views over visitors issues on a busy faculty highway have been described as “absolute hell” and “full carnage” by two main councillors.
Mayor of Whitehaven, Brian O’Kane and councillor Carl Walmsley are amongst these to voice issues over the quantity of visitors within the Purple Lonning space, close to Campus Whitehaven, which homes St Benedict’s Catholic Excessive College and Mayfield College.
The highway is gridlocked throughout peak occasions and Coun Walmsley fears there’ll quickly be a critical accident.
Coun O’Kane says the state of affairs can also be a “full nightmare” for residents residing on the close by estates.
Readers expressed their very own issues over the problem on social media.
Rachel Gaythwaite stated: “Parking and visitors across the residential areas is getting a lot worse. The nook of Sandringham Avenue is a critical threat for automotive collisions and at Jubilee Highway there are sometimes automobiles parked each side.
“Residents both meet an oncoming automotive at Sandringham Avenue or they’ll’t get out of property for oncoming visitors dropping youngsters off. I heard some time in the past about discussions about making Purple Lonning a technique which might positively assist the chaos.”
Victoria Johnson commented: “It is loopy – somebody will likely be harm. Full highway rage. Too many automobiles. Folks simply stopping and letting youngsters off on busy roads. Children attempting to cross. Actually must be rethought.”
Paul Whalley wrote: “The issue goes away utterly if college students walked. No automobiles, no accidents – it labored prior to now. No hazard in strolling if no automobiles.
“Plus it tackles the weight problems drawback that exists in lots of kids.”
Martin Pattinson stated: “I grew up spherical there and the visitors has all the time been horrendous.
“It doesn’t assist half of them may stroll anyway.”
Gemma Pattinson posted: “The state of affairs is totally uncontrolled! There may be completely no regard for individuals residing in these estates.
“Smaller youngsters from the estates are strolling to their main faculty and it is a miracle none of them have been run over. One thing wants carried out ASAP.”