Double yellow lines in Cowick…also Alphington and St Thomas

As Highways Authority, Devon County Council has responsibility for double yellow lines in Exeter.

Getting double yellow lines is an expensive legal process – they need to have a Traffic Regulation Order [TRO] drawn up and sealed for the lines can be painted. The TROs need to be advertised and local residents consulted. Costs may vary but could be around £1000 for an advert plus marking of £500, subject to area and length.

For this reason many double yellow lines are advertised in one single TRO.

I know that that I received comments about  difficulties caused by the P bus terminus at Crossmeads I and talking to other councillors across West Exe, I have made the following suggestions to DCC:

1) Barley Lane opp the bus stop outside Sylvan Heights (maybe also around the speed cushions) – to deal with safety problems highlighted by a local resident.

2) The bend on Cowick Lane – currently the subject of e-mails to Cllr Heather Morris and myself

3) Some of the junctions iin and around Coverdale Avenues – again to address safety issues raised by local residents.

4) Fernadale Road/Chieftain Way junction

In addition, I feel there may be a need to look at traffic exiting Larch Road into Church Path Road. The lower part of Church Path Road is one-way, but traffic is allowed to turn left out of Larch Road.

There is perceived safety issue here and I would like to propose that Church Path Road is made one-way along its complete length [similar to all the other roads in this stretch off Cowick Lane] and there is a no left turn out of Larch Road.

Together these concerns affect Cowick, Alphington and St Thomas.

One thought on “Double yellow lines in Cowick…also Alphington and St Thomas

  1. DCC response:

    Waiting Restrictions – Alphington, Cowick and St Thomas Area, Exeter

    In response to the locations you have suggested for TROs.

    1. I am unaware of requests for lining opposite the bus stop by Sylvan Heights in Barley Lane but will look into this.

    2. The bend on Cowick Lane has been mentioned before but I am not sure if there is general support for this and I know Stagecoach have confirmed they have no problem here. Taking parking away may increase the speeds near the junctions of Church Path Rd and Franklyn Drive. I will look into this and update you.

    3 & 4. These 2 sites are on the TRO request list already and will be assessed as James described.

    I am unaware of a problem at the junction of Church Path Road and Larch Road. I assume the 2 way section at the top of Church Path Road is to enable some Larch Road residents to easily exit onto Cowick Lane. There must be a fairly low volume of vehicles making this manoeuvre but I will check if there is evidence of an accident problem there. Again, it would need to be assessed as a TRO and there would need to be a consultation with locals to verify support.


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