Carlton Road and Whitaker Road: Proposed traffic calming
Over the years, residents in the Carlton Road/Whitaker Road area have expressed concern about vehicle speeds and the level of through traffic using Carlton Road to avoid congestion on Burton Road. Due to the continued and regular level of complaint, we made it a local priority in 2023 to consult on the possibility of implementing speed cushions.
Initial consultations were carried out last year resulting in the following:
A total of 245 responses were received (from the two consultations) with an overwhelming majority of respondents (76%) in favour of the proposal.
92 of these responses were from residents on the roads in question - Carlton Road and Whitaker Road. That is 90% of all residents of both roads. Again, the vast majority (85%) of respondents were supportive of traffic calming.
As a result of this significant level of support, we intend to start formal consultation, as legally required, with stakeholders and the wider community. As part of this consultation, street notices will be installed in the area for a period of 21 days, and an advert placed in the local newspaper.
The scheme plan proposes the following:
- To install a number of speed cushions along Carlton Road and Whitaker Road.
- The cushions will be at a height of no more than 75mm.
- The distance between each set of cushions will be between 70 and 130 metres, dependent on road conditions and layout.
The height and spacing mentioned adhere to national guidelines based on research into the most effective traffic-calming layouts. The current location and number of cushion sets is for guidance only, although large positional changes will not be possible due to road layout.
To confirm, it is our belief that the proposal will help promote Burton Road as a more suitable route for through traffic and reduce the speed of traffic requiring residential access. A reduction in speed will improve safety and benefit the local community by providing a more comfortable and cleaner environment for all, especially for walking and cycling.
Nevertheless, any objections to the proposal, stating grounds of objection, should be sent, in writing, to Derby City Council, Traffic and Transportation, Communities and Place, Council House, Corporation Street, Derby, DE1 2FS or by email to email@example.com to be received no later than 6 February 2024.