Thursday, 17 February 2011

Speed warnings on Dutson Road

As I blogged last week, speeding on Dutson Road is a considerable problem and is a significant danger to pedestrians using the road.

The proper solution is going to take a while to come about. It will probably require a by-pass or the introduction of a one way system to massively cut the amount of traffic using the road.

However, I have been keen to come up with a solution to provide some relief in the short-term. The answer that council engineers and myself have come up with, having talked to local residents, is a set of rumble strips on the road. These will be a textured surface which, if you are travelling at a reasonable speed, will hardly be noticed. But for drivers going at excessive speed, they will cause a vibration in the car and act as a warning to slow down.

The right position for these seems to be just up the hill from the start of Dutson Terrace so that they will cause minimal disruption for residents.

If you have a view on this proposal, please get in touch using the contact details on the right.

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