Controversial Kenilworth traffic calming plans ditched - The Leamington Observer

Controversial Kenilworth traffic calming plans ditched

Leamington Editorial 27th Jul, 2021   0

CONTROVERSIAL plans for new traffic calming measures in Kenilworth town centre have been ditched following objections.

Proposals had been put forward by Warwickshire County Council (WCC) to introduce raised tables and speed cushions along Warwick Road to assist with speed reduction in the 20mph limit.

Residents were invited to submit their thoughts on the proposals which resulted in 105 objections.

WCC transport spokesman Coun Wallace Redford and council officers reviewed the plans following the consultation and the proposals have now been dropped.

Coun Redford said: “We are committed to working with local residents to make sure that any changes to their local environment are practical, effective and benefit residents and businesses.

“We consulted extensively with the local community and based on their feedback have decided to withdraw some of these proposal around the traffic calming measures.

“We will look to undertake footway repairs and minor improvements in Warwick Road in early 2022 to assist pedestrian safety. This will include the renewal of paving and provision of drop kerbs and tactile paving at appropriate crossing points. The proposals to reduce the speed limit to 20mph is still being considered.”

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