Speed bumps proposed for accident spot

September 03 2018
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of the authority's plans, as does a speed table at the southern end of nearby Tabernacle Road.

Residents have until September 12 to comment on the plans, which form part of a series of proposals to make the area safer.

Also included is a further speed table in the High Street by Hanham Community Centre. 

The council says this will enhance the road's existing speed tables and "encourage slower vehicle speeds where the relatively high number of vulnerable road users involved in collisions in an area where local amenities are located."

The council has recorded one serious accident and eight slight injury accidents in the last five years in the High Street.

The council says: "The purpose of the scheme is to reduce traffic speeds in the Hanham High Street in the vicinity of the local Community Centre, and on Lower Hanham Road which will improve road safety for vulnerable road users in these areas."

There are also proposals to introduce 20mph speed limits in 44 roads around schools in the area.

In a consultation document, the authority states: "The purpose of the scheme is to reduce traffic speeds in Hanham, in particular in the vicinity of Christ Church Hanham C of E Primary School, Hanham Abbots Junior School, Hanham Woods Academy, and Samuel White’s Infant School which will make walking and cycling to school more attractive."

A full list of the roads affected by the proposed 20mph speed limit can be found on the council's website.

Anyone wishing to comment should visit www.southglos.gov.uk/consultation

Subject to the result of the consultation, the measures would be introduced in 2019.