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Traffic-calming not all positive

Posted on April 30 2005 at 3:22:40

The experience of road bumps in Barnt Green has not been all positive and should be taken into account when planning for Alvechurch.

In general, the speed of traffic has reduced, particularly of the expensive, low-slung sports cars. However, I don’t think they were the problem.

The go-faster racers still accelerate down the road and zoom up the wrong side or on and off the pavement to find the easiest path through the humps. Clearly this is a problem for pedestrians. 

A particular difficulty occurs where the presence of parked cars means that the vehicles have either to ride the highest part of the hump, or move to the opposite side of the road.

It’s disconcerting to see drivers heading towards you on your side of the road.

The stereotypical “white van drivers” are still able to charge down the road as their wheels straddle the humps. I hope these observations are helpful to you in your decision making.

Catherine Griffin, Barnt Green


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