by Ruth, Marlene, and Steve on 6 December, 2019
We are disappointed by the effects of the new traffic scheme in Collingwood Road. The new road layout is the Council’s response to complaints from residents for some years about speeding traffic in the road. There were two main concerns: the safety of children and parents walking to Westbourne School; and the impact of speeding traffic on the road humps which was causing vibrations and possibly damage to residents’ properties.
We conducted two consultations with residents on the proposals which received broad support. After implementation it is clear that there are still some problems. Soon after the works were completed we raised a number of issues with the Highways engineers. These included:
As a result Council officers have agreed to move one of the give-way lines closer to the width restriction and also provide additional markings around the width restrictions to make them stand out more. These changes will be made as soon as possible. In addition, an independent road safety audit is to be carried out next week. This will look at the whole scheme and we will get the report in early January. That will advise on any further changes that need to be made.
We are also pressing for the installation of a digital speed monitor.
We continue to hold regular Speedwatch events. This involves the use of hand-held speed cameras, and is supported by the Police.
We will continue to report back on road safety improvements in the road.2 Comments