Consultation launched on Courthouse Road traffic calming measures

A new consultation on planned traffic calming measures in Courthouse Road has been launched.

Two options have been prepared for a scheme, both including a 20mph speed limit on the approaches to the Linden Avenue junction and in Oaken Grove.

Both options include a raised zebra crossing to the north of the Oaken Grove junction, a 20mph speed limit and imprinted carriageway material in various locations to visually reduce lane widths and encourage lower speeds.

These areas would be flush with the existing carriageway level, so they would not impact on access to and from driveways or junctions.

Option A includes cycle bypass lanes, introducing a priority system aimed at reducing traffic speed.

Option B includes four pairs of speed cushions, as an alternative traffic calming option.

To give your view on the proposals, complete the Courthouse Road Traffic Calming Scheme Consultation at bit.ly/2sOc6ov

It will close on Sunday, February 16.

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  • Pursuer

    11:19, 27 January 2020

    Mini roundabout idea OK but needs to be raised. Whilst the new set up at Courthouse Road/St Marks Road is largely welcome I have witnessed occasions when a car has driven at speed straight over the middle totally ignoring the 'roundabout' concept & rules. These incidents have been on the North-South travel route. Junction visibility has improved and this seems to be a contributing factor. In two cases I was actually on St Marks Road already using the roundabout by a couple of feet, when the cars, one a young woman intent on chatting too her passenger and the other time three young men driving at 'break neck' speed. Given that I do not use this road all that often such incidents must be fairly common.

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  • rogersmith02

    23:17, 26 January 2020

    Ok. Both schemes seem to have merit. How about a mini roundabout like at the Courthouse / St Marks junction?

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