Tackling the Marton Crawl

The Marton Crawl is a nightmare for commuters, a burden for business and a danger to patients trying to get to James Cook Hospital.

We now have a great opportunity to alleviate the problem. The Government has created a new £1 billion annual fund to target congestion on our Major Road Network, which is an ideal source of funding to deliver a package of measures to ease the traffic flow.

Since his election in June, Simon has:

  • Held talks with Jesse Norman MP, the Roads Minister, to discuss how Middlesbrough Council can bid for support from the fund;

  • Met Middlesbrough Council’s transport chiefs to hear about the options they have available to address the problem;

  • Consulted Ben Houchen, the new Tees Valley Mayor, who has offered his full support; and

  • Written to Middlesbrough Mayor Dave Budd to urge him and Middlesbrough Council to put a bid together in the second half of this year, ready to submit when the fund opens in 2018.

Below you can see the breakdown of the results of Simon's recent survey on the Marton Crawl.

The Marton Crawl needs tackling now; it is clear from these results that the lives of residents are being significantly affected by this issue, and the time for action is now.

Simon extends his thanks to everyone who participated in his survey, helping him solve this issue once and for all. 

How big a problem is the Marton crawl to you and your family? Answer on a scale of 0 - 100.

Number of Responses: 819

Result: The average response was 80 out of 100

On a typical day, how long do you spend queing in the Marton Crawl?

Number of Responses: 807

0 - 10 minutes: 167

10- 20 minutes: 415

30 - 60 minutes: 225

How do you rate these options to tackle the problem?

A partial bypass from Longlands Trunk Road to Ladgate lane, with a near entrance to the rear of James Cook hospital.

REALLY BAD IDEA: 6.29%

Respondents: 51

BAD IDEA: 5.92%

Respondents: 48

IT MIGHT WORK: 24.17%

Respondents: 196

GOOD IDEA: 26.63%

Respondents: 216

REALLY GOOD IDEA: 36.99%

Respondents: 300

Total Respondents: 811

 

Redesigning junctions to ease the flow of traffic, for example outside James Cook hospital and at the top of Dixons bank.

REALLY BAD IDEA: 7.28%

Respondents: 59

BAD IDEA: 10.12%

Respondents: 82

IT MIGHT WORK: 26.67%

Respondents: 216

GOOD IDEA: 22.22%

Respondents: 180

REALLY GOOD IDEA: 33.70%

Respondents: 273

Total Respondents: 810

 

Adding slip roads to allow people full access from Ormesby bank onto the Parkway.

REALLY BAD IDEA: 2.34%

Respondents: 19

BAD IDEA: 3.08%

Respondents: 25

IT MIGHT WORK: 9.99%

Respondents: 81

GOOD IDEA: 21.82%

Respondents: 177

REALLY GOOD IDEA: 62.76%

Respondents: 509

Total Respondents: 811

 

Developing a park and ride system, linked to the railway, to allow easy access into the town centre other than by vehicle

REALLY BAD IDEA: 15.68%

Respondents: 127

BAD IDEA: 13.83%

Respondents: 112

IT MIGHT WORK: 29.75%

Respondents: 241

GOOD IDEA: 17.65%

Respondents: 143

REALLY GOOD IDEA: 23.09%

Respondents: 187

Total Respondents: 810