Letters, xxxxxxxxxxx Road,
134, High Street, Tunbridge Wells,
Kent, TN4 xxx.
A small error appeared in your report the on-line A21 road scheme at Castle Hill is four lanes. Apparently this section of road is not a black spot. Could the a widening result in increased serious injuries? (from the graph enclosed you will see that death rate for men rises sharply at about aged 17). Apparently the A21 is the most studied road, but this time although the Access to Hastings study has been very broad it is disappointing that the re-opening the rail line to Brighton and rail freight sidings are not included. This will suit Rail Track who have been much criticised for resisting investment. The study does rate problems for Cyclists and Pedestrians crossing the A21 at the Longfield Road roadabout, but I have spoken to a cyclist nurse who was brushed aside at this junction. Your report correctly notes concern of the adverse effect to the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty there is also a Hill Fort (scheduled ancient monument). What will local road advocates want next – a bypass of the A26 such as across Southborough Common, Speldhurst, to Langton Green?