Traffic calming measures in Studley could cost up to £100,000 - The Redditch Standard

Traffic calming measures in Studley could cost up to £100,000

Redditch Editorial 10th Nov, 2019   0

THE cost of putting traffic calming measures along Station Road in Studley could be as much as £100,000, Parish Councillors were told on Tuesday.

Traffic and road safety officer for Warwickshire County Council Graham Stanley told the council meeting that as well as putting in speed bumps or speed cushions the street lighting along the stretch of road between Node Hill and Crooks Lane would also have to be upgraded.

In a five-year study of the route there had only been one accident injury reported to the police, although he acknowledged there may have been more which hadn’t been reported.

He added that information from car satellite navigation systems recorded average peak time speeds of around 28mph.

He recognised that some satnavs alerted drivers to cameras and that possibly satnavs weren’t used by people who were likely to speed.

However speeding cars on Station Road are a known problem in the village and in the light of the cost implications of traffic calming Coun Matt Fox suggested the council buys its own speed camera which police can train volunteers to use.

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