Chester Green speed calming
In 2016 we consulted residents in the Chester Green area about installing speed humps on City Road and Old Chester Road. Due to the construction of flood defences in the area and the required access by large construction vehicles, the speed humps were not installed at the time. The works have since been completed, but after the additional delay resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic we felt that further consultation was necessary, as things may have changed over the period.
Following the implementation of the 20mph speed limit in the area, a speed survey carried out in 2015/16 found that 20% of drivers were adhering to the limit while 80% were not. Additionally, we found that an average of more than 300 drivers per day were speeding in excess of 30mph and 22 drivers per day were speeding in excess of double the speed limit.
Given that speed hump schemes have proven to be effective in reducing driver’s speeds the Council are proposing a speed hump scheme for City Road and Old Chester Road.
The scheme, as illustrated on the TM T03 01 plan, proposes the following:
- To install a number of round-top road humps along City Road and old Chester Road.
- The proposal is to set the humps at a height of no more than 75mm.
- The space between each hump will be approximately 80 meters.
The height and spacing mentioned adhere to national guidelines based on research into the most effective traffic-calming layouts. The current location of the humps is for guidance only, although large positional changes will not be possible if the scheme’s integrity is to be preserved.
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 before 13 February 2024.