Analysis of the documents produced for the proposed retail development at Hayle (thats the one where the existing ‘scrubland, wetland and pockets of woodland’ will be enhanced!), produces some interesting and yet odd data.
The graphs show that there has been a general decline in daily traffic on this route over the past seven years. This supports the general view that traffic on this route has plateaued and in some cases decreased in recent years, and that the assumption that no growth should be applied to through traffic on the A30 is reasonable.
This statement raises some interesting questions. Why have traffic levels decreased – impact of recession perhaps? Is this just a short term phenomenum or what? Interesting to note that there have been no
improvements road widening schemes towards Penzance for a while, has this had the effect of reducing traffic demand?