08:49AM, Friday 15 April 2016
Making Windsor’s Elm Road one-way would improve its safety, according to a business owner.
The Royal Borough has carried out a consultation on whether the street should become one-way.
Under the proposals, traffic would run one-way from the road’s junction with Springfield Road to its junction with Buckley Avenue.
According to the council, 36 responses to the consultations were received, covering 79 properties.
RBWM said this is a response rate of 45 per cent of the occupiers in the area, with 52.8 per cent supporting the council’s proposals for the introduction one-way system in the road.
Jean Uzzell, owner of Stag Motors, is one of the residents who agrees with plans to make the road one-way.
The company has been based in Elm Road for more than 30 years.
Jean said: “It does affect us as a business here.
“It would be easier sometimes as it is hard for cars to pass so it would be safer. There are a lot of cars parked on either side.
“Sometimes you go down the road and you can’t get past so you’ve got to reverse a long way.
“I think it would be quite a sensible idea.”
Information on the borough website states the consultation was undertaken due to parking close to the junction, causing safety and traffic flow problems.
It also states that ‘indiscriminate parking’ in Elm Road reduces the width of the road causing congestion.
A final decision has yet to be made.
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