£16k on speed bumps for Holtspur Top Lane

COUNCILLORS have opted to spend £16,000 on ten speed bumps for Beaconsfield – but the sleeping policemen will remain in storage until residents have been consulted.

The bumps are likely to be installed in Holtspur Top Lane, where residents have long called for increased safety measures.

But they will have to be stored until a formal consultation is completed, Beaconsfield Town Council heard last week.

The decision to go ahead with the purchase followed a warning from county councillor Adrian Busby that any delay could lead to the funding being lost.

Bucks County Council allocates funds for transport projects to local bodies, but these must be spent within a time limit.

Councillors previously considered building a chicane, but this was unpopular with residents. They also looked at installing ‘inflatable’ bumps, which deflate if the driver is within the legal limit, but this was rejected by transport chiefs.

Cllr Busby said Holtspur Top Lane would need to be resurfaced before the five sets of bumps are installed, adding this was his 'top priority' for the year.

But the bumps could be sold back to the county’s transport department if the public were not in favour of the plan, he said.

 

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8:09am Wed 20 Feb 13

jdough says...

The residents wanted improved road safety - so the council are adding more obstructions into the carriageway...
The residents wanted improved road safety - so the council are adding more obstructions into the carriageway... jdough
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9:18am Wed 20 Feb 13

Edgar Brooks says...

We can only wonder which garage the councillors will invest in, as the bills for smashed suspensions (on small cars) increase, while 4x4s, and "van man" sail over the bumps with gay abandon.
We can only wonder which garage the councillors will invest in, as the bills for smashed suspensions (on small cars) increase, while 4x4s, and "van man" sail over the bumps with gay abandon. Edgar Brooks
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9:32am Wed 20 Feb 13

motco says...

I used to be a resident of Holtspur Top Lane until recently, but I was never asked if a chicane would be popular or not. In fact I lived there for 35 years and there has been an ongoing but fruitless discussion about how to curb speeds throughout all of that time. Personally, I felt that making it a cul-de-sac by closing it at Riding Lane would have done the job. Inconvenient for residents? Perhaps, but not as bad as the grands prix that take place along the road every rush-hour!
I used to be a resident of Holtspur Top Lane until recently, but I was never asked if a chicane would be popular or not. In fact I lived there for 35 years and there has been an ongoing but fruitless discussion about how to curb speeds throughout all of that time. Personally, I felt that making it a cul-de-sac by closing it at Riding Lane would have done the job. Inconvenient for residents? Perhaps, but not as bad as the grands prix that take place along the road every rush-hour! motco
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1:50pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Malc London says...

Just hope the residents are never in need of an Ambulance, as speed bumps are known to result in deaths.

Chicanes are a better answer.

I also agree with Edgar, they will need to set aside a sum for claims re damaged vehicles.
Just hope the residents are never in need of an Ambulance, as speed bumps are known to result in deaths. Chicanes are a better answer. I also agree with Edgar, they will need to set aside a sum for claims re damaged vehicles. Malc London
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