THE POW CAMPAIGN IS AT IT AGAIN: TELLING WHOPPERS!
In its recent Press Release the Stop Dunsfold Park New Town campaign stated that, ‘Figures from traffic survey data show that Bramley roundabout has 19,000 vehicle movements a day and Shalford crossroads has 22,000.’
Where did POW get its figures from because the official Department for Transport traffic figures contradict them, which leaves us, at Waverley Web, shaking our heads and asking, is the Stop Dunsfold New Town campaign reduced to scare-mongering yet again?
Instead of reaching into the ether and clutching at straws, WW has done a little research of its own.
According to the Department for Transport: Presumably it knows what it is talking about!
The A281 is not one of the busiest A roads in Surrey, in fact – far from it!
The figures for the A281 close to Dunsfold in 2014 were 8,544 and north of Bramley, just across the border in the Guildford Borough, 19,405. Those figures have not increased in recent years and are much the same as the traffic figures were in 2000.
The average daily traffic flow for rural and urban A roads in the South East in 2014 were 17,900 and 18,500 respectively. Surrey’s figures were higher at more than 21,000 but the A281 figure close to Dunsfold is similar to that of a typical Surrey B road. In fact, there are B roads elsewhere in Waverley with higher traffic volumes than the A281 close to Dunsfold!
So …Get your facts right Save Our Waverley – and call yourselves Save Our Little Bit of Waverley and Sod the Rest. SOLBOWASTR or TIMEWASTER more like!
Ka-POW! Outed with a single, well-aimed blow!