Councillor Mansfield has kindly forwarded the traffic survey which was conducted for Imperial College by Peter Brett Associates on 11 July 2012.

No surprise that the main issue in the village is the level crossing. The above screen-grab shows how long the crossing was closed and how many cars were queuing on each road between 7 and 10 am and 4 and 7 pm.

So far I haven’t received any analysis of this data: how many more vehicles could be added to the queues before the lines of traffic become unmanageable? Is there any way that Network Rail could speed things up? How long before we fall asleep? How long before we leave our cars and start fishing off the bridge?

The level-crossing is undoubtedly the biggest barrier to any development in Wye. Wye Primary might accommodate a further 225 houses. The sewage works could handle 500. Level-crossing? 50?

This is a link to Brett’s excel spreadsheet of Wye’s most significant junction: (1206 35) Wye J1

About jasperbouverie

I am Jasper Bouverie. I have two blogs: which is about promoting sustainability in the village of Wye in Kent (and beyond); and which I will fill with short films dedicated to promoting social and environmental awareness and change. Find me on Twitter: funderfilms and finelinej
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