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Re: More "Safe Street" proposals in Marple centre
« Reply #29 on: October 09, 2020, 10:33:41 AM »
As a resident in Marple and and parent of toddler who I take for walks most days, I fully support the Council in trying to reduce the speeds of cars on the local roads. And when I'm driving, it really isn't a significant inconvenience to slow from 30mph to 15mph for a short stretch of road with speed bumps.

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« Reply #28 on: October 08, 2020, 09:41:56 PM »
it also seems a widely shared opinion amongst residents of Marple that speed humps are not the solution.

Care to provide any evidence for this statement?

Well I think it's an  incredibly silly and ill thought out idea. Since there has been no consultation, we can only guess. I think the majority of people in Marple can use their common sense, unlike it would appear the people who made the ridiculous decision. Time will tell, as any candidate at the next election who fails to propose the removal of these absurd monstrosities will discover.

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« Reply #27 on: October 08, 2020, 04:32:48 PM »
it also seems a widely shared opinion amongst residents of Marple that speed humps are not the solution.

Care to provide any evidence for this statement?


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Re: More "Safe Street" proposals in Marple centre
« Reply #26 on: October 08, 2020, 11:19:04 AM »
Where have I intimated that they haven't done anything Amazon?
you havent

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« Reply #25 on: October 08, 2020, 11:06:02 AM »
Watch are commitee meetings before you comment on cllrs .not doing anything .
Where have I intimated that they haven't done anything Amazon?
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Re: More "Safe Street" proposals in Marple centre
« Reply #24 on: October 08, 2020, 10:46:59 AM »
... yes, ref below to Cllr's Gribbon and McCallister
Steve/Colin.
I see now the invasion of speed humps on our roads has extended to Marple centre. Whilst there is a general acceptance that speeding itself is a potential issue, it also seems a widely shared opinion amongst residents of Marple that speed humps are not the solution. I know you share this opinion Colin and indeed, one of your election pledges was to address the unnecessary overuse of them on Windlehurst and Hibbert Lane. I note this argument seems to have gone quiet of late.To see them now appear in Marple itself, temporary or otherwise and seemingly without any consultation to the wider populus, I regard as unacceptable. Can I therefore ask that you firstly canvas that wider populus (rather than a minority of supporters) and measure the level of support for these measures but also that you revisit any formal decision taken to install these additional speed measures and demonstrate that it was taken democratically and with an adequate degree of consultation.
Watch are commitee meetings before you comment on cllrs .not doing anything .

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« Reply #23 on: October 08, 2020, 09:03:49 AM »
... yes, ref below to Cllr's Gribbon and McCallister
Steve/Colin.
I see now the invasion of speed humps on our roads has extended to Marple centre. Whilst there is a general acceptance that speeding itself is a potential issue, it also seems a widely shared opinion amongst residents of Marple that speed humps are not the solution. I know you share this opinion Colin and indeed, one of your election pledges was to address the unnecessary overuse of them on Windlehurst and Hibbert Lane. I note this argument seems to have gone quiet of late.To see them now appear in Marple itself, temporary or otherwise and seemingly without any consultation to the wider populus, I regard as unacceptable. Can I therefore ask that you firstly canvas that wider populus (rather than a minority of supporters) and measure the level of support for these measures but also that you revisit any formal decision taken to install these additional speed measures and demonstrate that it was taken democratically and with an adequate degree of consultation.

It was discussed at the recent Marple Area Committee and Councillors complained about the lack of consultation that took place.

I seem to recall some reasons were offered around the money not being available for long enough to do that. You can watch back here:

http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?MId=27219&EVT=105

I can't remember exactly where it was mentioned (may have been Chair's announcements / Public Questions and possibly later on too) but don't have time to trawl through looking.

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Re: More "Safe Street" proposals in Marple centre
« Reply #22 on: October 08, 2020, 08:53:25 AM »
Have you contacted your local councillors directly rather than complaining about it on an Internet forum?
... yes, ref below to Cllr's Gribbon and McCallister
Steve/Colin.
I see now the invasion of speed humps on our roads has extended to Marple centre. Whilst there is a general acceptance that speeding itself is a potential issue, it also seems a widely shared opinion amongst residents of Marple that speed humps are not the solution. I know you share this opinion Colin and indeed, one of your election pledges was to address the unnecessary overuse of them on Windlehurst and Hibbert Lane. I note this argument seems to have gone quiet of late.To see them now appear in Marple itself, temporary or otherwise and seemingly without any consultation to the wider populus, I regard as unacceptable. Can I therefore ask that you firstly canvas that wider populus (rather than a minority of supporters) and measure the level of support for these measures but also that you revisit any formal decision taken to install these additional speed measures and demonstrate that it was taken democratically and with an adequate degree of consultation.
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Re: More "Safe Street" proposals in Marple centre
« Reply #21 on: October 07, 2020, 10:07:52 PM »
Have you contacted your local councillors directly rather than complaining about it on an Internet forum?

That is what we should all be doing. At least these things look like they can be easily removed (I mean the humps, but the councillors too if they don't oppose this bizarre scheme).

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« Reply #20 on: October 07, 2020, 06:15:25 PM »
 Been over these new humps today. Wish they had used these on Windlhurst as they are so much better than the ones on route to High Lane. Going to High Lane in our smallish Bmax is horrendous but these were no problem in the same vehicle.

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« Reply #19 on: October 07, 2020, 04:18:20 PM »
Stockport's highways team have proven themselves to be wholly unfit for purpose and incompetent yet again.... Bravo.

Can our local councillors please not step in and have these speed humps removed.

Have you contacted your local councillors directly rather than complaining about it on an Internet forum?
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Re: More "Safe Street" proposals in Marple centre
« Reply #18 on: October 07, 2020, 03:04:06 PM »
Once again Stockport's Transport Department has shown its total lack understanding how more enlightened countries are catering for their pedestrians and for their shopping areas where the shoppers should take priotity.
Stockport's highways team have proven themselves to be wholly unfit for purpose and incompetent yet again.... Bravo.

Can our local councillors please not step in and have these speed humps removed.
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Re: More "Safe Street" proposals in Marple centre
« Reply #17 on: October 06, 2020, 12:18:43 PM »
Try driving through Romiley now. Although the road humps do not look very high, unless you place your car in exactly the right position,  the violent sideways tipping motion is not just uncomfortable but for anyone feeling frail it can be really unpleasant, enough to consider not going to Romiley at all.  Even if you do decide to drive through the added concentration needed to get the car precisely the right means you are not concentrating on the possibility of a predestrian stepping into the road without looking.  The road humps have made Romilley far more dangerous now.  Furthermore the 20mph signs that have been put up, although they may be to Government guidelines,  are too small and one is even partly hidden by leaves.

Once again Stockport's Transport Department has shown its total lack understanding how more enlightened countries are catering for their pedestrians and for their shopping areas where the shoppers should take priotity.


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Re: More "Safe Street" proposals in Marple centre
« Reply #16 on: October 06, 2020, 08:52:32 AM »
The "Traffic Calming" humps have arrived in both Marple & Romiley, what a pointless waste of council resources.
They do slow down traffic, but they haven't solved the grid lock traffic on Dan Bank or anywhere else.

If anything the traffic has got worse, standing traffic up to the petrol station wasting fuel vs putting up with the speed humps and going via Romiley!.

Or the Otterspool Road footpath, which due to a lack of kerb drainage, turned the road into the closest thing we have to a swimming pool yesterday.

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Re: More "Safe Street" proposals in Marple centre
« Reply #15 on: September 28, 2020, 08:56:59 PM »
Sadly I think most of the next decade's transport issues will be centred around Covid, or to be more precise, the fall-out from it.
The recent Rose Hill affair will be just one of many.

The government has made a startling success of dissuading people from using public transport, particularly the railways. 

I expect roads to be just as busy as they were before, maybe busier, despite more people working from home.