Speeding - Gloucester Av

February 20, 2017

I have discussed speeding issues on Moulsham Lodge ever since i was elected. The trouble is the data sometimes doesn't support our subjective views and testaments and concerns from the public.


In January 2014 the Local Highways Panel noted "The Panel considered scheme 19 for Gloucester Avenue and noted that average speed was only slightly higher than the 30 mph limit" and refused to fund a Vehicle Activated Sign (VAS)see here for full report.


However i believe the time is now right to look at the issue again for two reasons, firstly we have lost a full time Lollypop person and the record of accidents over a period of time would suggest that the risk is higher than just the single criteria of the average speed along Gloucester Avenue.

The report also noted that the maximum speed recorded was 62.2 mph, now we can't have drivers recklessly reaching these sorts of speeds in Moulsham Lodge, or anywhere else for that matter where there is a 30 mph zone.

The map below shows the number of accidents over the last 18 years. This data is available via a couple of web sites, the one below was from www.crashmap.co.uk

What do you think? let me know.





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