Council agrees Beaconsfield traffic calming extension

Bucks Free Press: Council agrees traffic calming extension Council agrees traffic calming extension

FURTHER traffic calming measures for a Beaconsfield speeding hotspot have been agreed by county councillors.

Last year, Beaconsfield Town Council successfully bid for funding towards speed cushions on Holtspur Top Lane as part of Bucks County Council's Local Area Forum fund.

And now the highways authority has vowed to finish the job by pledging support to the project for 2014/15, subject to a funding agreement.

Phase one included installing speed cushions between Top Farm Close and 100m north of Cherry Tree Road.

And the second phase will extend the scheme south to Ivins Lane and include a further pairs of cushions northwards on Holtspur Top Lane to beyond the Hampden Hill and Riding Lane junctions.

A BCC consultation on continuing revealed the majority of people to be in favour of the work, though fears were raised over its necessity and the damage speed cushions can do to cars.

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3:24pm Mon 23 Dec 13

motco says...

Ivins Road, not lane.
Ivins Road, not lane. motco

10:17pm Mon 23 Dec 13

Minority Report says...

Let's hope that they meet the requirements of the law. Many in Bucks may not meet the requirements set. I'm not suggesting that it is done deliberately, just that contractors may not know the requirements. This in turn can cause damage to suspension and steering components of cars. The very components drivers rely upon to maintain control of their vehicle. If the upper speed limit is 30 mph your vehicle should not sustain damage if it travels at 29 mph over the calming cushion. Living near a cushion isn't great, it's environmentally absurd to have cars breaking and then accelerating back up to 30.
Let's hope that they meet the requirements of the law. Many in Bucks may not meet the requirements set. I'm not suggesting that it is done deliberately, just that contractors may not know the requirements. This in turn can cause damage to suspension and steering components of cars. The very components drivers rely upon to maintain control of their vehicle. If the upper speed limit is 30 mph your vehicle should not sustain damage if it travels at 29 mph over the calming cushion. Living near a cushion isn't great, it's environmentally absurd to have cars breaking and then accelerating back up to 30. Minority Report

2:00am Tue 24 Dec 13

Dickitdo says...

They are not cushions ! they are a device designed to damage you or your vehicle , if you dare to go to fast ,who knows what is to fast .Cars today are quite often lower and longer than yesteryears and these humps can damage the undersides of these vehicles, steering and suspension are vulnerable. You may not be aware of damage done until it is too late!.
They are not cushions ! they are a device designed to damage you or your vehicle , if you dare to go to fast ,who knows what is to fast .Cars today are quite often lower and longer than yesteryears and these humps can damage the undersides of these vehicles, steering and suspension are vulnerable. You may not be aware of damage done until it is too late!. Dickitdo

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