Quite simply we need relief from the traffic issues we have now and that we expect to get worse in the future.
Build a bypass
Our long term objective is that traffic through the village should be reduced to such an extent that our road is only being used as a "C" road A Classified Unnumbered road that will be of lower significance than a B road and be of
primarily local importance
Regardless of how this is dressed up, the fact is we have a road which clearly can only cope with local traffic and it's being used predominantly by though traffic. This has got to be addressed for all the reasons we have covered elsewhere on this website.
This isn't just for the benefit of the good residents of Cold Ashby. It's for the benefit of everyone that gets stuck trying to get through the village.
It's for the benefit of all those businesses and development areas and local authorities that need people to be able to get to them easily in order that they, and more importantly their development schemes, can be as successful as they intended.
Whilst this website is called "bypasscoldashbynow" and for all we know this might be the best way of achieving our objective, under no circumstances are we discounting the possibility that there may be some other way in which this can be achieved. However, in order for it to be achieved the problem needs to be properly acknowledged by those with the ability to do something about it and action taken to find a solution . CAPEG will do all it can to make sure this happens as quickly as possible.
Notwithstanding our long term objective, CAPEG are realistic enough to accept that whatever is done to help us realise it, it's not going to happen overnight and that as such, we need to work on improving things in the short term.
Quick fix solutions
Our Short Term Objectives are to reduce the impact of traffic right now so that even though our "C" road often feels like an "A" road, we have done everything possible to ensure we've made it as safe as we can:
This would dissuade most drivers from exceeding 30 mph and meaning those that do could end up in a higher penalty bracket!
Whether its ensuring that overweight traffic doesn't come into our zone or traffic on the M1 and A14 uses the official route East and South better signage could make a real difference for limited cost.