The new regime on Nightingale Lane, which makes the ancient road one-way from the High Street to Wellesley Road, is now in force. Not everyone seems to have noticed yet, with reports of drivers apparently not noticing the new rules.
The reason for the rule is understandable – it’s long been too congested for two-way traffic. But we can’t help wondering if there might be some unintended consequences coming up in the next few weeks and months.
For instance, with no fear of oncoming traffic, drivers may well feel more free to speed down the first part of the road, which is usually busy with pedestrians. Watch this space.