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Consultation on Little Stoke Lane traffic calming proposals

Posted on Wednesday 15th August 2012 at 3:33 pm by SH (Editor)

Traffic calming chicane on Little Stoke Lane, Little Stoke, Bristol.

Traffic calming chicanes in Little Stoke Lane could be replaced with raised table crossings if a £150,000 scheme being proposed by South Gloucestershire Council gets the thumbs up from local residents.

The Council has recently launched a public consultation on the plans, which foresee five ‘priority narrowings’ being replaced with two-way raised table crossings. A new raised table crossing will be installed opposite Giffard House and ‘school – keep clear’ markings around Little Stoke Primary School will be reviewed.

The existing traffic calming measures were installed to support the 20mph zone in the vicinity of the school, however, concerns have been raised by local residents regarding the driving behaviour that the narrowings have promoted, with drivers failing to give way and driving aggressively to negotiate them.

A project to review traffic calming in Little Stoke was selected as a priority by SGC’s Southern Brooks Area Forum at its November 2011 meeting, which approved the spending of £5,000 on the initial investigation.

Additionally, an e-petition calling for the removal of the chicanes and their replacement with two raised tables and a pedestrian crossing collected 38 online signatures over the six month period from 29th November 2011. The petition was launched following an incident on 19th November 2011 in which a car crashed through the traffic calming chicane located near the junction with Maple Close.

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