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    Chesnews wrote:
    Daniel I'll put it in layman terms! at the moment the Northwich swimming pool is at Moss farm and that side of town where the pool is located! accounts for about 75% of the Greater Northwich population/road traffic and who don't have to drive through the full one way system to get to the pool where as 25% being on the other side of the town do have to drive through the full one way system to get to the Moss Farm Swimming pool - so hence when the Pool is switched from Moss farm to the Memorial court the volume/throughtput of road traffic will increase substantially through the one way system . Why? because 75% of road traffic is greater than 25% of road traffic.
    Hi Chesnews

    I have analysed your post and sadly I have to conclude that the logic is flawed.
    Unless we put actual numbers to our model we cannot support the sweeping statement made as a conclusion.

    The number of people going for a dip is, I would imagine, quite a bit smaller than those just driving around aimlessly, shopping, kerb-crawling or whatever other reasons the motorists in the town think they have for destroying the planet with their unnecessary travelling.

    What we really need is higher fuel prices to stop all this squandering of our dwindling resources. Perhaps £10 per gallon would tempt lazy drivers out of their cars? Who knows, they may even lose a bit of weight and reduce their chances of needing an electric scooter, paid for by my taxes."
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Councils explore whether or not to close Northwich's subway system

The future of Northwich's subway is being discussed.

The future of Northwich's subway is being discussed.

First published in News Northwich Guardian: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Reporter

PLANS to close Northwich’s subway could be buried if residents want it to stay open.

Cheshire West and Chester Council (CWAC) had suggested filling the Chesterway underpass in as part of work to develop the new Memorial Court and its surroundings.

Northwich Town Council expressed its concerns about the proposal to replace the subway system with a pelican crossing and will now take part in a joint consultation with CWAC.

Town clerk Chris Shaw said he had been assured that no decision had been made and that initial reports into the issue will go before both councils, which will then work together on the consultation.

Clr Kevin Rimmer said: “If that’s done properly and CWAC is true to its word then that’s definitely the way forward and I would support that.”

Clr Paul Dolan said he was still waiting for evidence that the underpass was unsafe.

“One or two people talk about their concerns about safety in subways,” he said.

“In that particular subway I’m not aware of any particular issues.

“I just wondered, again, have we got any evidence to suggest that having the subways is less safe than not having them and can that information inform the final decision?

“I would like to know the number of incidents that might have occurred there in the past year or so.”

Mr Shaw said a report on this issue was being put together before the consultation was launched.

Reports will go before Northwich Town Council’s planning committee.

In February CWAC said it would fill in the underpass if it had the money as crossing at ground level was safer.

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