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Speeding on Cold Bath Road

January 28, 2018 7:06 PM
By Clare McKenzie

Local Liberal Democrats campaign for action on speeding, including light up signs to reduce speed

Clare McKenzie (Clare McKenzie)

Residents expressed concern at speeding on Cold Bath Road, with seemingly little having been done to combat it.

20 mph signs on the road are in small number and nearby school warning signs have been obscured by trees.

With no speed bumps, 'sleeping policemen', or other speed reducing measures, speed on the road in both directions can be very excessive.

What's more, with just one lights-assisted crossing on Cold Bath Road, which stretches more than a kilometre long - many people cross without any warning to motorists, on what is one of Harrogate's busiest roads.

Local Liberal Democrats have been out speaking to residents to gauge what has been found to be a high level of concern on this issue.

Responding to residents' concerns, local campaigner Clare McKenzie has set up a petition calling on the introduction of new light up speed-reduction signs on the road, which have been seen to work in other parts of the Harrogate.

Sign the petition by clicking HERE

Commenting, local resident Clare McKenzie said:

"Having spoken to many residents, I've heard time and time again that speeding is the number one issue for the community.

"Given the lack of crossings and busyness of the street, particularly around school starting and ending times, it's clear we need to be doing much more to cutting speed.

"That's why we're calling for light up signs that have been proven to reduce speed limits, placed at points including Duchy Avenue and Belmont Road.

"We have also heard many people express concerns that the side streets have higher speeds of 30mph. These, along with Valley Drive, should also be cut down to 20mph."

Sign the petition by clicking HERE