Traffic calmed by humps on road in Highfield, Keighley

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: THANKS: Councillor Abid Hussain (left) joins residents at the Mornington Street site where bumps have been installed THANKS: Councillor Abid Hussain (left) joins residents at the Mornington Street site where bumps have been installed

Speed humps have put the brakes on drivers on a notorious Keighley town centre rat run, councillors say.

They are delighted with the success of the traffic calming measures introduced last year in the Mornington Street area of Highfield.

They say that residents of all ages now feel safe when crossing roads in the heavily-populated neighbourhood of terraced houses.

The measures, in nine streets including Mornington Street and Belgrave Road, were introduced following several years of campaigning by residents and councillors.

They highlighted an increase in traffic following the introduction of traffic calming elsewhere in Highfield a decade ago.

Bradford Councillor Abid Hussain (Lab, Keighley Central), described the Mornington Street humps as “fantastic”. He said: “It was a good initiative for the community. They are very safe for everyone, especially young people.

“Older people live in flats nearby, and it was difficult for them if they wanted to go across the road.”

Coun Hussain said residents had been asking for traffic calming since speed bumps were installed in the Highfield Lane area in 2002.

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