Decision Maker: Deputy Chief Executive People and Place – Helen Lockwood
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
The purpose of this report is to consider the
introduction of Road Safety Measures in the form of a Traffic
Calming Scheme along Wellyhole Street and Constantine Street in
RESOLVED - That:
a Traffic Calming Scheme is introduced along this route comprising of a series of Road Humps (in the form of Speed Cushions and Tables) a mini-roundabout and improvements for non-motorised users where it crosses the Linear Path
Option 1 - Effective traffic calming schemes
rely upon the spacing of an optimum series of physical measures
that introduce both horizontal and vertical deflection to vehicles
and thereby encourage slower speeds. On some roads the existing
geometries (eg narrow sections, bends) can be considered as
physical features that compliment any additional measures.
Option 2 - The preferred option along Wellyhole Street / Constantine Street is to introduce such measures consisting of a Speed Table, pairs of Speed Cushions and a Mini-roundabout. It is intended that the preferred option will both slow down drivers that are accessing the area and deter those who are simply using the route as a timesaving shortcut. The benefit of such physical measures is that, correctly spaced, they will not rely on Police enforcement to guarantee slower speeds.
Option 3 - Alternatives to the installation of physical traffic calming measures can include the introduction of traffic signing and road marking schemes that may or may not involve the reduction of the existing speed limit. However, owing to the straight, wide alignment and gradient of the route it is highly unlikely that drivers will comply with such a scheme, particularly in the absence of any Police enforcement activity.
Option 4 - The alternative option of introducing additional traffic signage, enhanced road markings and a reduced speed limit is unlikely to result in any significant reductions in vehicle speeds or rat-running traffic.
The preferred option is to approve the
introduction of a series of physical traffic calming measures as
shown on drawing number TM4/465/GA/1 attached and detailed in
Schedule 1 at the end of this report.
Publication date: 03/12/2018
Date of decision: 03/12/2018