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 Reduce bridge tolls - or sort out the A63?

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PostSubject: Reduce bridge tolls - or sort out the A63?   Sun Jul 25, 2010 7:22 am

What do people think about this one? Should bridge tolls go or does the A63 through the city take precedence? People have put forward various solutions for this one, which look feasible to me. If the bridge toll was reduced to £1 that would be better and then some cash could also be spent on sorting out the road as well. What are your ideas?
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PostSubject: Re: Reduce bridge tolls - or sort out the A63?   Sun Jul 25, 2010 11:22 am

Looks to me as if we`re stuck between a rock and a hard place. Both need sorting out and have done for years. If the bridge toll was reduced or scrapped, that would enable thousands more people to come into the city. Then again, the A63 and castle street are gridlocked alot of the time now so with even more traffic it would cause chaos.
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PostSubject: Re: Reduce bridge tolls - or sort out the A63?   Sun Jul 25, 2010 3:03 pm

My hubby says that if our region was allowed to keep all the road tax money we could afford to do both.

Cut the bridge toll has to be better for the region business wise surely? bounce
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PostSubject: Re: Reduce bridge tolls - or sort out the A63?   Mon Jul 26, 2010 11:32 am

That was my preference too. There are options for dealing with the mess that is Castle Street without the costly and somewhat Heath Robinson idea of so-called 'cut and cover', that wouldn't cost millions.
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PostSubject: Re: Reduce bridge tolls - or sort out the A63?   Sat Jul 31, 2010 7:48 am

The interest owed on the bridge is massive,and unless paid off for in tolls,will be put on every council tax bill from, I think,2038.
As for Castle Street,the simple solution is get rid of all the traffic lights andhave all traffic filtering left only to use Garison Street roundabout to the east,and Daltry Street roundabout to the west to the other way.
Then build two or three new pedestrian bridges,and you have no traffic lights and freeflow Castle Street at very little costs and no long building delays.The cut and cover will take years,and all the traffic would have to use Hull city centre.That was gridlocked during the round the world return for half a day.Think about that for four years!
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PostSubject: Re: Reduce bridge tolls - or sort out the A63?   Sun Aug 01, 2010 12:04 pm

I never thought the cut and cover was feasible. Since they've made the massive mistake of building a major road through the middle of the city, better to just build the footbridges over it, maybe from Princes Quay, and give pedestrians safe access that way.
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