Please comment below and we will feedback to Essex Highways
It has been bought to our attention that the bus stop outside the library heading into Rayleigh Town Centre causes congestion. In order how best to consider the ability to retain a stopping facility in the area a proposal has been put forward to remove the bus stop from the existing location and install it in the lay-by outside CO-OP funeral care which is currently a loading/unloading bay. It is felt that this proposal would ease traffic issues within Rayleigh.
Below I have inserted some snap shots of the areas in concern.
In Rayleigh High Street there are currently have 2 stops, however these are not quite long enough as they are currently laid out, to enable easy use. Ideally, we need a third stop to be accommodated here – this could be located further towards London Hill if that makes things easier – however the preference would be to add a stop at the western end of the current bank of 2 (see screen shot below). A proposal has been put forward to extend the existing lay-by. large enough to operate correctly and for a third stop to be provided as and when required.
By removing the area hatched in red it would combine both the bus cages and the existing lay-by which houses timed parking and a taxi space.
Obviously, at this moment these are only thoughts/proposals but before going further thoughts/comments/support/rejection from Essex County Council and Rochford and Raleigh Council would be gratefully received.