Mail readers on Uber Eats congestion at Hollywood Park in Barrow
READERS expressed frustration after advisers expressed fears about congestion in Barrow caused by Uber Eats drivers parking while they wait to collect food before delivery.
Crellin Street, near downtown McDonald’s, and Hollywood Retail Park have been identified as problem areas.
Reader Tom Allonby said: “Complaints of speeding, being on the phone, beeping and harassing women and being a general nuisance to the public. Lovely little group of people.
Dan Purdy said, “Hollywood Park is a nightmare when there are lines for fast food behind the wheel. A simple solution would be to move the entrance to Ironworks Road and the exit to the roundabout.
Angel Carter said, “Don’t put it here – involve the board. It’s bad – really stupid – and even worse, traffic trying to enter a new burger place trying to turn right to get one, meanwhile the lights on the rugby pitch turn red making it worse the situation because at this time, traffic is interrupted by a small roundabout in Tesco.
“It’s a crash waiting to happen.”
Andy Crossman said, “It’s the drivers who are the problem, always on their phones driving like idiots. It’s going to be a serious accident if it’s not treated.
Ruth Turner said: “Nightmare, both of you.”
Jme Wall said: “They drive like they are free from speed limits, it is not of concern to the public when they fly out of the town of Maccies.”
Margaret Johnson said: “Crellin Street is absolutely ridiculous, some of the drivers are arrogant, parked illegally, blocking the road by leaning (at the side of the road) in other cars to chat!
“There is a large parking lot next door.
“Surely McDonald’s can afford to pay for parking spaces in this parking lot?” God knows they are making a fortune.
The boy from Dalton said, “It’s not just Uber drivers. The roundabout is often blocked.
Barrow Insider said: “And now McDonald’s wants to bring the same chaos to Ulverston, blocking major transport links on the A590.”