THE SAWTRY WAY (B1090) SPEED LIMIT REDUCTION PROJECT
This is now an independent community-led project that is being sponsored and funded 100% by CRW Directors
with no contributions being asked of Parish Councils until they have been fully consulted once details and costs are known.
CRW is capanble of doing this following the successful completion in Mar 18 of their similar 2017 Ramsey Forty Foot Traffic Calming Project
EMAIL US YOUR OPINION HERE - Read the Stats (below) first
PRESS - 19 SEPTEMBER 18
HOUGHTON & WYTON PARISH COUNCIL REJECTS THE PEOPLE'S REQUEST (NO EXPLANATION)
READ IT HERE (The 2nd Para 12) Despite 1000 flyer consultation by Wyton on The Hill PC HERE (Para 18.3) being in FAVOUR
THIS PEOPLE'S PROJECT - INITIATED BY WOTH PC IN LIAISON WITH CRW IN JULY 2017 FOLLOWING THE DEATH IN JUNE 17 OUTSIDE THE ESTATE ENTRANCE INVOLVING A VEHICLE TRAVELLING AT AN ESTIMATED (BY POLICE) 38 MPH MAY NOW FAIL BECAUSE OF THIS REJECTION OF THE WISHES OF AN OVERWHELMING MAJORITY OF THE PEOPLE/VICTIMS AFFECTED.
That decision by the Parish Council does not represent nor reflect the views of the majority of its Sawtry Way residents !!!
who have been personally consulted by CRW as has a broad spectrum of businesses and residents from
across all the interested/affected locations along Sawtry Way who have expressed strong opinions about the level of the limit needed
WHERE THE LIMIT ALLOWED/ADVISED ALONG SAWTRY WAY IS THE PROBLEM - NOT SPEEDING
The Sawtry Way Speed Limit Reduction Project proposal, subject to not contravening Highways Policy,
is to make the full length of Sawtry Way AND Mere Way
a 40 limit end to end
between the A141 and the A1123
AND NOW INCLUDING A 40 LIMIT ACROSS THE DANGEROUS A141 ROUNDABOUT.
All this will make the the road and the A141 roundabout a much safer place and the area environmentally better
for all especially the mothers and children using the footpath to/from school/town,
the several businesses at the Camp Garage, the Camp Roundabout and Bus Shelter,
the 2 estate entrances and associated busstops, the busy junction with Mere Way (of an evening)
and the junction used by vehicles to access Houghton Rd Industries.
This also places the location were the resident was tragically killed in June 17 within a 40 zone
to give anyone else hit thereabouts by a compliant vehicle a better chance of survival.
Scroll down for the Basis as well as tragically > HERE
Cambs County Council seeks to reduce motoring related
deaths by lowering 60 mph speed limits on rural roads
If 40 was the best speed limit for the A1123, then
it should be the same for the B1090 that has inherited
traffic from the A1123 and those houses have not only been started,
they have been built, so it's now time for action
Basis - Why Bother? - Because we care and so
should others because ....
We are told that if a vehicle hits a child at 30 mph there is an 80% chance of survival
but at 40 mph that chance reduced to 20% We have already had one resident killed crossing the 50 zone
by a car that reportedly was travelling at 38 mph.
So to provide our residents, young and old, with the best possible outcome in the event of an impact,
we had best try to make the limit 40 across the camp and estate entrances (or beyond).
We also believe that commercial vehicle drivers these days are mostly compliant
because they have 'insurance' trackers fitted that detect excessive speeds so they will travel at the limit set;
most private motorists are more likely to observe a 40 limit than one at 50
and too many see the NSL sign (no number on it) as meaning 'de-restricted'
to allow them to use any speed their vehicle will achieve irrespective of the damage it can do should they lose control and we have had cars rolling into gardens in the 50 zone. At 40 they would pose less of a danger.
Latest Publish Death Toll on our Roads - Let's hope this project helps to keep you safe
Collisions by district on trunk and non-trunk roads 2013-17 - Published by CCC
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