The issue of speeding traffic on Brandwood Road has not gone away. Councillors Mike Leddy and Barry Henley are well aware of the problem having given sound bites on the subject in 2009 and 2010:
As a resident on the stretch of Brandwood Rd between Woodthorpe Rd and Broad Lane, we experience a significant percentage of vehicles breaking the 30mph speed limit with many going well over 40mph. This hazard is compounded by a lack of pedestrian crossings on Brandwood Road.
Vehicles are hitting Brandwood Road at high speed after leaving the lights on Monyhull Road/Broad Lane and likewise on the approach down to the same junction where the road opens up and the line of sight extends.
Vehicles are reaching excessive speeds further along Brandwood Road and on to Grove Road making the corner at the junction with Featherstone Rd particularly hazardous.
While the main issue is one of safety, we also experience a negative impact on our quality of life due to the increase in road noise generated by speeding traffic.
With traffic being forced to observe 30mph on many of our main roads why is it that this established residential area is being cut in half by inconsiderate drivers and a city council that doesn’t seem to care enough to do something as simple as installing permanent speed signs to spell out the speed limit to the drivers.
And where are the police in all this? It would be like shooting fish in a barrel if they would regularly monitor vehicle speeds on this road.
It’s all very nice that Mike Leddy had his photo taken with a temporary automatic speed sign in 2009 but the situation and the problem has not changed. Why can’t the city council do something more coherent about this issue?
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