Dear Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council,
The length of Wood Lane and Green Lane Timperley both have multiple speed cushions along their length.
I challenge that they are not at all effective in reducing speed, with the general speed of vehicles at or above 30mph for the length of the road, there is no noticeable reduction in speed, nor braking, as vehicles approach the speed cushions.
Due to concentrated wear patters on the shoulders of the speed cushions the road surface deteriorates much faster than the standard road surface (ie wood lane was fully resurfaced a couple of years ago and is generally in good condition, other than the area between and at the side of the speed cushions).
I have noticed my tyres, despite having tracking checked, wear significantly more on the inside shoulders due to me having to use Wood Lane to access my property multiple times per day.
A solid line cycle track is marked adjacent to each cushion, yet vehicles park across this line on occasion causing cyclists to have to move to the middle of the road.
Due to parking, on Green Lane in particular, vehicles will frequently use the full width of the opposing carriageway to enable them to straddle the cushion - with a significant lining up before and after. This is a danger to cars exiting from driveways who may only look in the direction of traffic and miss the vehicle in the wrong carriageway.
I'd therefore request the following to be provided as part of this FOI request:-
The original traffic regulation order that approved speed cushions being installed on Wood Lane.
On what basis were the speed cushions originally requested to be installed on Wood Lane.
Who requested their installation.
Any accident history available that influenced that decision.
What other options were considered at that time.
What has been done since installation to measure the effectiveness of the outcome
Any report that Trafford Council has on the general effectiveness of Speed Cushions.
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Dear Stuart Buchan
Thank you for your email of 7^th April 2018 where you requested
information regarding speed cushions on Wood Lane, Timperley.
The information you requested is attached.
I'd therefore request the following to be provided as part of this FOI
request:- The original traffic regulation order that approved speed
cushions being installed on Wood Lane. - No TRO required for traffic
calming we just need to advertise . Notice attached
On what basis were the speed cushions originally requested to be installed
on Wood Lane. - See background in attached report
Who requested their installation.- See background in attached report
Any accident history available that influenced that decision. - Background
mentions 4 collisions on this road but doesn’t give a timeframe . The
database for collisions only goes back to 1999
What other options were considered at that time.- see options within the
What has been done since installation to measure the effectiveness of the
outcome Any report that Trafford Council has on the general effectiveness
of Speed Cushions.- No data
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