Many local residents will have noticed that wires have been placed at intervals across London Road over the last couple of days.
The wires are part of a speed assessment which Councillor Craig Browne asked for, following requests from a number of residents to do something about speeding vehicles through the centre of our village, particularly at weekends and during the evening.
Councillor Craig Browne said "I am aware that this has been an ongoing problem for some time and I have been pressing Cheshire East Highways to consider various traffic calming options as a result, however any action taken by Cheshire East Highways has to be evidence based and that is why they have agreed to carry out a speed assessment."
He added "The speed assessment can only take into account the average speed of all vehicles moving along London Road, so whilst we can all probably cite examples of vehicles we have seen using excessive speed, Highways will only be able to take action is there is evidence that most vehicles are travelling above the speed limit at this location."
Back in February, the Parish Council invested in an additional Speed Indicator Device which has been located on Congleton Road. This week Councillor Browne downloaded all the data that has been collected over the past nine months and has shared this with the engineers from Cheshire East Highways, to support the case.
The data shows:
- an average speed of 34 mph
- a top speed (southbound) of 86 mph
- a top speed (northbound) of 97 mph
- a total of 362,632 vehicle movements over the period
Graph above shows maximum recorded speeds on Congleton Road between 18th February 2019 and 18thNovember 2019. Green - incoming direction maximum 86mph, blue outgoing direction 97mph.