Working together with local residents Lucy Allan, Telford’s Parliamentary Candidate, has organised a public meeting to discuss Telford’s traffic lights.
Residents have contacted Lucy, voicing concerns about the impact on traffic flow resulting from new traffic lights on roundabouts. Lawley residents have also expressed concerns about the phasing of the lights in Lawley leading to unnecessary delays and frustration.
Highways officers from Telford & Wrekin Council and the Cabinet Member for Transport Hilda Rhodes have all accepted Lucy’s invitation to address residents and then to take questions.
A traffic management advisor from West Mercia Police has also been invited and has a Green Party spokesperson to talk about the impact on the environment.
The meeting will be held at 6:30pm at Thomas Telford School in Telford on Monday 23rd February 2015 and is open to Telford residents.
Lucy Allan said: “These traffic lights are causing people to avoid the Town Centre due to the delays that they cause. Unnecessary vehicle idling increases emissions and leads some people to disregard the lights altogether."
"I would like to see them put on a timer, so they are turned off at quiet times."
"Driving through the town centre late at night or on a Sunday, you can end up stranded on red traffic lights when there are no other cars around - which increases emissions and is very frustrating.
"Please come to the meeting, which is open to all, and let your representatives know what you think."
To secure your place at this free public meeting, or to submit questions you would like put to the council please email email@example.com.