The proposed plan allows you to enter and exit the drive-thru from Lord Square. Additionally, you will be able to exit the area onto High Street, but you’ll be allowed to turn left heading north or right to go toward Town Wharf or back into Lord Square. The left turn onto High Street will require cars to cross over two lanes of traffic. The left turn onto High Street is something I have to see!
Considering everyone’s pace today, what I see is dodge-ems! While there may have been only four reported accidents within the past year in Lord Square, the area is known as a dangerous area with a lot of near-misses. If the proposed redesign is permitted, I see many near-accidents becoming real accidents.
Now picture young schoolchildren walking or biking through this jumble of traffic during morning rush hour and later in the afternoon. Would you feel that your child was safe? No, I wouldn’t either.
Lord Square is no place for a drive-thru. It would create more of a hazard than exists now.