Jill Ferguson, Partick. on 1:54pm Wed 14 Mar 07 writes:-
The idea of a giant car park in the Proposed Tesco Partick Site totally defeats the idea of taking traffic and cars out of the area,and having car parks on the periphery of the city.
There is also the issue of a “One Way Gyratory System” proposed by Tesco to manage the excess traffic projection of over one thousand cars into Tescoland, and one thousand cars out.
With a one way system up Byres Road to Church Street,and down Church Street.And a bus route going north up church street,turning left into Dalcross Street, and right into Byres Road.
The mere idea of buses being able to negotiate a left turn into Dalcross Street is ludicrous.
The area is already far too congested at peak times, this will also add to the level of noise and pollution for locals.
All the proposed traffic plans of Tesco will do is push the bottleneck further up the chain.
i.e The top of Byres Road / Great Western Road will become intolerable for drivers,residents, pedestrians,and shop/restaurant owners alike.
This is far from just a Partick issue.
This store will have implications for residents and retailers of a far wider area than just Partick.
for more info visit: http://www.stoptesco.info/
Attend the Public Meeting – April 16th, at Partick Burgh Halls ( 7:30pm)
And sign the S.T.O.P. (Stop Tesco Owning Partick.) online petition to the Scottish Parliament opposing this Tesco Development from going ahead.