In the UK today we have many problems with transport and serious traffic congestion, which in many ways the government should clamp down on. This is happening in places where there is a lot going, events such as football matches, market stalls, time of sales within the town centre or it just maybe a case of general lack of luck to be held in such a big congested area for sometimes literal and long hours.
As we are studying traffic congestion and how we and the country can clamp down we noticed a general area of Skipton which would benefit from ideas such as congestion charging, one way system or just a simple extension in the roads. All these i will later explain and how it would help and what would be effected with these solutions.
Skipton, the typical Yorkshire dales town, sits beautifully in the surrounding green landscape and is certainly one of the places which makes the UK have such good reputation that symbolise history and natural nature. There is a market in the town centre on four days a week and a good selection of shops and pubs. At the end of the High Street is the church and Skipton Castle, an interesting place to visit. The canal goes right into the centre of the town and trip boats regularly pass the moorings here. All of these properties of Skipton are with is well visited place with its well known marker.
Congestion is relatively easy to recognize-roads filled with cars, trucks, and buses, side walks filled with pedestrians. The definitions of the term congestion mention such words as “clog,” “impede,” and “excessive fullness.” For anyone who has ever sat in congested traffic, those words should sound familiar. In the transportation realm, congestion usually relates to an excess of vehicles on a portion of roadway at a particular time resulting in speeds that are slower sometimes much slower than normal or “free flow” speeds. Congestion often means stopped or stopandgo traffic. There are so many pedestrians and we noticed that 4 or 5 buses ran through the town centre of Skipton and it was quite noticeable that the roads were quite narrow and it was hard to vacate that bus through with an easy flow.
The placing of Skipton is definitely a favour for its popularity. Skipton has all the properties of a good route centre and mentioned before it sits beautifully where it is. With main roads and motorways which surround such major cities such as Yorkshire, Manchester and Liverpool. Im sure the people of Skipton wouldn’t change where it is for the world. Skipton is known as a pure Honey pot site(a place of attractive scenery, or of historic interest, to which tourists swarm in large numbers). It may attract many tourists and be overcrowded, from people around the country, but surely the town must look to see that tourism has many positives, financially and to up peoples views on the town.
Skipton as mentioned is quite a small town but many people love to visit this place and many problems have occurred parking and trafficking which should be improved by the council. They have actually many systems that the council have obviously put forward.
Traffic controlling was very noticeable but the people that were in the town were still not happy, one gentleman said “there is still work to be done” which was obvious as you seen piles of cars queuing for parking spaces at the local Sainsburys superstore. The one way system is highly popular, it is cheap and quite a good method top stop people blocking the roads with such reckless and inpatient driving. The town has to draw a line somewhere to help clamp such major problems.
We have noticed many things, and in the many things we have realised why Skipton is such a good route centre and a really good honey pot sight. When we visited we would imagine how busy it could get, and as the day passed through that began to come true