Bradford Telegraph and ArgusWelcome for plan to slow down Keighley drivers (From Bradford Telegraph and Argus)

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Welcome for plan to slow down Keighley drivers

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Coun Abid Hussain Coun Abid Hussain

More speed humps are planned in the Highfield area of Keighley.

The traffic-calming measures are proposed in several streets to slam the brakes on speeding motorists.

And a speed table will be installed in Mornington Street, where humps introduced last year were hailed as a massive success.

The latest planned £15,000 package includes humps in Albert Street, Highfield Street, Scott Street and Spencer Street.

Keith Escritt, Bradford Council Highways’ principal engineer, said: “This scheme will further extend the traffic-calmed residential area of Highfield to address the concerns of local people and ward councillors about speeding traffic.

“The road safety scheme was approved by Keighley Area Committee early last year and we hope to complete the work within the next three months.”

The proposals were advertised last week and the period for any objections ends on February 20.

Keighley Central councillor Abid Hussain welcomes the latest measures.

“The humps installed last year have been extremely effective and these new plans are good news – I’m very pleased,” he said.

“I’m fully behind the council on this. We need to slow down traffic for the safety of young children and older people in particular.”

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5:51pm Sun 9 Feb 14

steve10 says...

More traffic cops is the answer!!
Speed humps can't check for car insurance/road tax dodgers.
Worked on Devonshire street last year for a couple of weeks and all the racing was done by the same Range Rover, Merc and beemer drivers every day proper policing in the area would help.
More traffic cops is the answer!! Speed humps can't check for car insurance/road tax dodgers. Worked on Devonshire street last year for a couple of weeks and all the racing was done by the same Range Rover, Merc and beemer drivers every day proper policing in the area would help. steve10
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6:53pm Sun 9 Feb 14

yezboss says...

Yup nothing like overt traffic car policing - but where are they the current PCC and CC are hell bent on cutting them back! Never mind Bradford council will build more speed humps and create more 20 m/h speed zones the speed camera partnership will field the camera van on the AVT when the lunatics have a field day in the towns. What a set of Neanderthals ! (Bradford Council that is)
Yup nothing like overt traffic car policing - but where are they the current PCC and CC are hell bent on cutting them back! Never mind Bradford council will build more speed humps and create more 20 m/h speed zones the speed camera partnership will field the camera van on the AVT when the lunatics have a field day in the towns. What a set of Neanderthals ! (Bradford Council that is) yezboss
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11:56am Mon 10 Feb 14

G_Firth says...

Got to laugh really how long have they been in office and its only now things seem to be getting done, must be coming up to election time again.
It's not just the Highfield area that needs traffic calming its all areas that are residential.
Instead of backing that swimming pool project in the center of Bradford that's going to cost over 30m that is nothing more than a vanity project which will turn into a huge white elephant, Coun Abid Hussain should of put more pressure to use those funds more wisely on more needy projects just like this.
For me these traffic calming measures even though very welcome are nothing more than a cheap skate gift and election ploy.
Got to laugh really how long have they been in office and its only now things seem to be getting done, must be coming up to election time again. It's not just the Highfield area that needs traffic calming its all areas that are residential. Instead of backing that swimming pool project in the center of Bradford that's going to cost over 30m that is nothing more than a vanity project which will turn into a huge white elephant, Coun Abid Hussain should of put more pressure to use those funds more wisely on more needy projects just like this. For me these traffic calming measures even though very welcome are nothing more than a cheap skate gift and election ploy. G_Firth
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