Traffic calming measures will be introduced on one of village's main roads

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Traffic calming measures will to be introduced on one of main road in the village to help reduce the number of speeding vehicles.

Councillor Craig Browne and parish councillor Bev Chapman were joined by volunteers from our Community Speedwatch team this week on Wilmslow Road.

Councillor Craig Browne explained "This location has been highlighted to us by a number residents and a range of traffic calming measures are due to be introduced on Wilmslow Road over the next few months."

On this occasion, they recorded 50 vehicles exceeding the speed threshold of 30mph over the course of an hour.

Of the total number of vehicles speeding, 36 were travelling below 40mph with a further fourteen vehicles travelling at 40mph or above, whilst the top recorded speed was 45mph.

Councillor Craig Browne added "Each of the speeding drivers will receive an advisory letter from Cheshire Police, whilst the speed data will be passed on to Cheshire East Highways to support additional traffic calming measures in future."

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Community Speed Watch Group, Wilmslow Road
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Andy Brown
Tuesday 15th October 2019 at 7:50 am
Craig,

Do we have a link to the planning application of these speed calming measures? I'd like to know the design and location of them.

Regards
Craig Browne
Tuesday 15th October 2019 at 1:59 pm
Hi Andy,

Thank you for your question.

At the moment, the proposed measures are being considered by CE Highways pending their approval. Once they have been approved, I will share them with all residents.

Kind regards,
Craig
Kelvin Briggs
Tuesday 15th October 2019 at 2:05 pm
A Pelican crossing on Wilmslow Road on the rise by Harden Park with its ‘stunning’ new Eco homes might help the soon to arrive community to walk to the village and slow traffic.

Old County Hotel will presumably be redeveloped at some future date so please plan for additional ‘foot’ traffic and consider a crossing.

There’s no southbound footpath in to the village on the grassy East side of Wilmslow Road but I see folk walk on the grass border until they encounter the village ‘Welcome’ sign. A Pelican crossing may encourage them to cross over earlier to a safer pavement passage in to the village.

Great to see an initiative to slow traffic in this much abused 30 zone
Vince Chadwick
Tuesday 15th October 2019 at 2:23 pm
I hope the solution doesn't turn out to be the old unimaginative stand bye - road humps. These cause damage to cars even when negotiated at low speeds (broken springs, tyrewall damage), are impassabe by some cars and nearly so by many others, while that common vehicle around these parts, the 4X4 Chelsea Tractors, can simply ignore them.
Eric Teasdale
Wednesday 16th October 2019 at 6:13 pm
There are a few options which are likely to be much cheaper and better:
1) Put ‘30’ repeater signs along the Wilmslow Road - both sides.
2) Move the large 30 signs (coming off the bypass) nearer to The Merlin. Motorists focus on getting round the corner, a 30 sign 50 - 100 yards nearer to A/E might be noticed more easily.
3) An illuminated sign reminding motorists of their actual speed is likely to be effective.

Eric L Teasdale

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