Eric Claxton discusses safe roads for Stevenage [Text post]

'I would have thought that perhaps the biggest contribution we'd made to safety in the town would in fact be the fact that...'

Stevenage Museum

I would have thought that perhaps the biggest contribution we’d made to safety in the town would in fact be the fact that vehicles can come down the motorway, enter at the north, come down the Hitchin Road just as far as Gunnelswood Road, go through the industrial area doing their business, and out on to the motorway again, and never getting to the housing area of the town at all, or the town centre, and equally they can virtually come down to the town centre, do their business in the town centre, go back to the motorway, again without going through the housing area.  Now I think this is important.

Now, if we hadn’t put it the other side of the railway, this could never have happened, but we really put it over there for a much more important reason.  We did hope that the railway would have been used as a means of transport for the industrial area, and to me the motorways of this land are a disaster because they have killed the railways, killed the canals, and they have killed the motorways.  Their very success has killed the whole of transportation in my view.

This page was added on 16/04/2018.

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