Over 40 residents attended our recent meeting to discuss Traffic in our area, together with Jamila Azad, our County Councillor, Sgt Applegarth who heads our local Community Police Team, and a local journalist.
The data summary follows. The headline is that a large number of cars drive through our streets every day. Generally, 30% or more travel over 20mph too.
There was a lot of discussion about the different options to pursue. The more detailed summaries from each camera in each street can be seen here: traffic survey data.
- Do another survey to better capture traffic volumes across the area.
- Pollution is a concern.
- Speed-watches – do more especially at key times to maximise the visibility. They’re easy to organise as have the kit and don’t require big commitment for people ie even an hour will help
Find out and meet the criteria to get a Police-enforced Speedwatch.
- Link up with residents in Morrell Avenue and Magdalen/Howard Street to learn from their experiences
- Find out what need to do to get permission
- to possibly paint 20mph on road,
- to erect flower tubs on pinch points and affix signs (written by our children) to create residential feel to area
- to get more official speed signage up (the temporary ones raise awareness but don’t look good and are blurred beside the ocean of other (letting agency) signs
- Speak directly with the Golf Club and with the main taxi companies to agree actions to communicate with their drivers
- Explore speed bumps and speed signs to understand what exactly would have an impact and in which location.
- Jamila is eager to support us at County Council level (they are the main decision-makers in terms of spending money) and suggests we speak at the next Traffic meeting to share our survey results and discuss the actions we want to take place. She will also link us to Shaun Hatton, who is key to the work on strategic planning for roads in the county.