MARTLESHAM NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN
In our recent survey we asked residents if they had concerns about traffic speeds within the parish. We received over 800 replies to this question of which 71% had some concerns with 24% expressing strong concern. Paradoxically when we asked a question as to whether residents would welcome the introduction of traffic calming measures to reduce the problem the majority were against such an idea. This was an unexpected finding.
Puzzling over this difference we wonder if residents have assumed that traffic calming implies speed bumps. Whilst these are a means of introducing traffic calming they are far from the only way of achieving a reduction in traffic speed. Alternatives include flashing speed sensitive signs, road layout changes to force vehicles to slow down, polite notices and others.
We would welcome your views on traffic calming measures and any suggestions you might have to make our parish a safer place in which to live.
Do you have experience of Desk Top Publishing? Would you be willing to volunteer to help us put together the draft Neighbourhood Hood Plan for publication and comment?
Please contact :
Email martlesham2028@gmx.co.uk www.martlesham2028.org.u

In our recent survey we asked residents if they had concerns about traffic speeds within the parish. We received over 800 replies to this question of which 71% had some concerns with 24% expressing strong concern. Paradoxically when we asked a question as to whether residents would welcome the introduction of traffic calming measures to reduce the problem the majority were against such an idea. This was an unexpected finding. 

Puzzling over this difference we wonder if residents have assumed that traffic calming implies speed bumps. Whilst these are a means of introducing traffic calming they are far from the only way of achieving a reduction in traffic speed. Alternatives include flashing speed sensitive signs, road layout changes to force vehicles to slow down, polite notices and others. 

We would welcome your views on traffic calming measures and any suggestions you might have to make our parish a safer place in which to live. 

Do you have experience of Desk Top Publishing? Would you be willing to volunteer to help us put together the draft Neighbourhood Hood Plan for publication and comment? 

 

Please contact :
Email martlesham2028@gmx.co.uk www.martlesham2028.org.uk