The new traffic signals are up on running on Laird
Street by Cavendish Road now, and if you havn't been down that way for a while, I'd recommend you avoid it at all costs.
As opposed to improving the road layout to make it easier for vehicles I think they've done the total opposite.
They may have improved crossings for pedestrians, but thats about it.
In rush hour, that road is already bad for congestion, but these lights will make it even worse. I foresee tailbacks heading all the way back to Duke Street, which will further cause more tailbacks all the way along Laird
street as far back as Birkenhead Park entrance.
I've already experenced these tailbacks when the work was being carried out to install the new traffic signals.
Yes, beforehand turning onto Laird
street coming off Park Road North was a pain in the arse, but this will make it worse for traffic from all directions.
When I first approached these earlier coming down Park Road North towards Laird
Street, there were about 4 other cars infront of me waiting at a red light. As we waited for no traffic to pass through, they eventually turned green.
I was the last car in this 'queue' if you like, and just as I set off and approached the lights, they suddenly turned to amber after hardly any time had passed. I still went through and then got hit by another set of amber lights which seems to be in the middle of the Cavendish Road crossing.
I passed through these too, but had I of stopped, I would have blocked traffic turning out of Cavendish Road, and as there is no box junction, they would have blocked traffic heading towards St. James Church.
So there we go, I'll be trying to avoid this route as much as possible from now on.
I was just wondering on other peoples experiences or views on the new road layout too.