Traffic and parking on the Ware Road (east of Gallows Hill) are intractable problems because the road does not have the capacity and space to meet all the demands made on it. It cannot carry buses, cyclists and pedestrians safely, and provide space for residents' parking, when it is also a main through route for general traffic, including lorries. To make any impact on the problem we have to think outside the box. What about blocking it off roughly where the viaduct is, so that it becomes 2 culs-de-sac, one from Ware to the viaduct, and the other from the Gallows Hill roundabout to the viaduct? Through bus access could be maintained, controlled by rising bollards, and of course the cycleway and footpath would be uninterrupted. Other motorised traffic from Hertford to Ware would have to travel via the A414 (or Gallows Hill), Rush Green roundabout and over the A10 viaduct, to enter Ware by Westmill Road/Watton Road. Unfortunately, even if this idea were to find favour, it is probably outside the scope of a neighbourhood plan because of the effect it would have on other areas. But local traffic problems are probably insoluble without a wider vision, which makes me question the value of trying to deal with them at a neighbourhood level.