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Hereford Bypass Proposed Routes and River Crossings

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Hereford Bypass proposed routes and river crossings video in full HD showing the proposed western bypass.

 

It is suggested that the bypass will include 6,500 new houses, 6,000 jobs, a new university and the expansion of the Hereford Enterprise Zone at Rotherwas.

 
The bypass will also include improving air quality, reducing HGV's vehicles travelling through the city, thus reducing congestion, encouraging walking, cycling, bus use and improving public space, reducing maintenance costs and improving safety on the A49.
 
The video also claims that once complete the bypass will reduce morning peak hour traffic on the A49 northbound by eight minutes and five minutes southbound.
 
The council has released a budget estimate with the most costly route listed as The Black 2 route at £135m to £140m. This is a preliminary estimate for the project.
 
The consultation exhibition is at Hereford library until March 20.

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Yesterday at a public meeting in Breinton, even Cllr Price admitted that a bypass will not reduce congestion.  (With so many new homes to be built, all generating more traffic, how could it?)

 

People are being conned. These claims that Hereford will be free of congestion and air pollution only if a bypass is built cannot be substantiated. 

 

Measures to encourage walking, and cycling, and improving public transport need to happen now,  not only AFTER a bypass is built, as is the current plan.

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As I see it, they need to reduce the traffic in the city before they can introduce any sustainable means of transport. The only way to do this is to build a bypass/relief road or whatever it is called. Using the traffic counts from the dft website, nearly 45k vehicles use the Greyfriars bridge daily, if 15% of that is through traffic, then that would be 6750 less cars daily crossing at Asda roundabout - that's a lot of vehicles. This would then open up capacity for improvements in cycle lanes and bus lanes within the city.

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We need to address congestion and air pollution right now, yes? But you will have to wait up to ten years for all the negotiations and a bypass to actually be completed?  Just imagine what could be achieved to improve traffic flow in Hereford in other ways (much quicker, much more effectively, much cheaper) with £140million!

Spending £140 million on a bypass just to remove 15% of traffic from Greyfriars Bridge does not sound good value for money to me.

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Looking at the still of the video at the top of this comment it appears that the different routes all pass through the area coloured red. Apparently that is all new housing proposed for the area through which this "bypass" goes.

Can anyone please explain, why is it called a "bypass" if it goes through a large new housing estate? Who would want to by a house right next to a 60mph(?) road or dual carriageway?

If this new road is to take 6,000 cars a day of the roads in Hereford why don't the Council build it well outside the residential areas.  It would also allow more homes to be built for future generations inside the road area over the longer term. 

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Herefordshire Council have decided to take the Red route for the by-pass meaning five houses will be demolished.

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