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- Meeting of Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee, Tuesday, 22nd January, 2019 4.00pm (Item 54.)
To consider the following matters raised by members of the public:
(a) Petitions: To receive any petitions presented by members of the public;
(b) Written Questions: To receive any questions submitted by the due date of 12 noon on the 16 January 2019;
(c) Deputations: To receive any deputations submitted by the due date of 12 noon on the 16 January 2019.
(i) Traffic calming measures for Newtown Road
54.1 The Committee considered a petition signed by 118 people requesting the Council to introduce traffic calming measures on Newtown Road to reduce vehicle speed.
54.2 The Chair provided the following response:
“Officers have looked at the road safety record in Newtown Road. In the past three years there have been two road traffic injury accidents and while any level of injury accident is very unwelcome, there are other roads and streets elsewhere in the City that have a greater road safety risk. When we direct our expenditure, we direct it to road safety measures where it is evidenced that a higher of accidents, particularly injury causing accidents are occurring.
The petition seeks speed control humps and whilst these features can be effective in reducing vehicle speeds they can also be expensive, expensive to maintain and are not always welcomed by all residents of the local community.
Given the Road Safety record, this does not warrant diverting funding for those types of engineering interventions from other locations where we know collision rates are higher. However, I will ask officers to contact you with a view to further discussions if you feel this will be helpful particularly in relation to the proposed new developments in that immediate area so we can understand those before those developments happen”.
54.3 RESOLVED- That the Committee note the petition.