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Sandy Lane from Junction with A34 to entrance to Astbury Mere Nature Reserve
Reported via desktop in the Parking category anonymously at 16:31, Saturday 18 March 2023
Sent to Cheshire East Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 4327826.
On Saturday mornings, in particular, Sandy Lane becomes gridlocked because of parked cars. The situation is so bad that some vehicles either park, or mount the pavement to enable them to continue their journey - so far on the pavement that there is no room for pedestrians, who are then forced into the traffic on the road to pass the obstructing vehicles. This morning, walking my dog as I approached Sandy Lane along the A34 I noticed a car had turned right into Sandy Lane but was actually unable to enter because of the congestion, so instead of waiting in the turn right lane, the drive blocked the southbound land of the A34 bringing traffic to a standstill. An hour later coming out of Astbury Mere onto Sandy Lane vehicles were tailed back into the car park because the road was so congested - this isn't just a problem for few minutes and then clears, it is a problem for a significant part of the morning. This congestion on Sandy Lane is a regular occurrence, especially so on a Saturday morning when the run is taking place and IT IS DANGEROURS - vehicles should not be obstructing footpaths forcing pedestrians into live traffic in order to pass the offending vehicle. I don't know how residents on the estate put up with this as it causes problems for them to leave or regain access to their property. I would suggest that double yellow lines and no parking notices should be put in place on Sandy Lane, or at least parking restricted to resident permit holders only.
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Posted by Cheshire East Council at 16:32, Saturday 18 March 2023
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