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Proposed Raised Cusions - High Street, Eaton Bray

Any comments on this proposal should be sent in writing to the Transportation Manager, Central Bedfordshire Highways, Woodlands Annexe, Manton Lane, Bedford MK41 7NU or e-mail centralbedsconsultation@amey.co.uk by 14 March 2014.

Public Notice

HIGHWAYS ACT 1980 – SECTION 90A-I

PROPOSED RAISED CUSHIONS – HIGH STREET, EATON BRAY

Central BedfordshireNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT CENTRAL BEDFORDSHIRE COUNCIL, in exercise of its powers under Section 90 A-I of the Highways Act 1980 and all other enabling powers, proposes to construct raised cushions under Section 90 A-I of the Highways Act 1980 and all other enabling powers in High Street, Eaton Bray. The proposed measures are designed to reduce vehicle speeds and create a safer environment for all road users, including pedestrians travelling to and from Eaton Bray Academy.

Raised Cushions at a nominal height of 75mm, each cushion approximately 1.9 metres wide and 3 metres long, installed in sets of two cushions, are proposed to be sited at the following locations in Eaton Bray:-

  1. High Street, at a point approximately 35 metres west of its junction with School Lane.
  2. High Street, at a point approximately 58 metres east of its junction with School Lane.

Drawing - High Street Eaton Bray

Further Details a drawing may be examined during normal opening hours at Dunstable Library, Vernon Place, Dunstable LU5 4HA or online at www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/publicstatutorynotices.

Comments should be sent in writing to the Transportation Manager, Central Bedfordshire Highways, Woodlands Annexe, Manton Lane, Bedford MK41 7NU or e-mail centralbedsconsultation@amey.co.uk by 14 March 2014.

Marcel Coiffait
Director of Community Services

Priory House
Monks Walk
Chicksands
Shefford SG1917 5TQ

20 February 2014


See Also

Proposal to Introduce No Waiting At Any Time on High Street and School Lane, Eaton Bray

Reader Comments

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February 19, 2014, Stephen Hicks says:

There is no need for this to be put in place. Due to the bus stop opposite where this is proposed, the shops just a few meters away and the junction, this is already the slowest section of road along the high street and there is no speeding along school lane. This is a waste of time and money. Where is the research in to why this is needed?

February 19, 2014, Adrian Roberts says:

Im sorry but i totally disagree with the above comment. A speeding motorist almost had a head on collision with me quite near that exact spot yesterday. Admittedly most of the time there are cars parked near that area (which is another issue that needs sorting out)but there are certain times during the day when this would be very welcome. I totally support it

February 19, 2014, Mrs Turner says:

What a brilliant idea. Finally the council have noticed that there is a number of people that just can't drive at 30 mph through Eaton Bray. Children cross the High street every morning on their way to school or to the park with cars flying past and it's only a matter of time before there is an accident. I have to cross the High Street with my children and its very difficult to see cars coming down from Bowers Lane into High Street because of the curve in the road, and when you've started to cross the road and a car appears doing 40-45mph you've got no choice but to run!

February 19, 2014, Chris Turner says:

This is well overdue and much needed. The speed people travel through the village is disgusting. Sadly a lot of these people are residents of the village who should no better. School lane also needs speed humps. There is a 20 mph limit on School Lane, yet many parents feel it does not apply to them. Maybe they don't see the signs because they are to busy texting on their mobile phones.

February 19, 2014, Danny Keee says:

As has been mentioned above this is the slowest par to High Street already - the shop, bus stop, and School Lane junction, along with the school signs and the resulting paled cars represent natural speed limiters

February 25, 2014, hopeful says:

I dont think we need these cushions just let more potholes appear . Ther a quite a lot already.

February 26, 2014, Ian says:

Surely the money would be better spent repairing the road. There are pot holes everywhere, mostly around the entrance to Wallace Drive, but all along this road.

February 26, 2014, Ian says:

These "cushions" are pointless, its possible to drive in such a way as to have them go between the wheels and thus there is no impact.
These will not slow people down, just make them drive more erratically so as to avoid them.

April 14, 2014, brian gorham says:

I think this idea may deter a lot of people who do not live in our village from using our road as a race track and a rat run to the motorway between six and nine in the morning and again at the evening rush hour,apart from that it is not possible to do more than 2o mph


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