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Re: Windlehurst Road Traffic Calming Measures - Consultation
« Reply #49 on: August 06, 2021, 01:11:12 PM »
I watched it....!
so now it's granted we find out exactly what the measures will be... speed humps. Yippeeee!
or hopefully, local councillors have now realised that Marple residents DON'T want speed humps/cushions/tables.

I hope the local councillors know that by now. They should. However, whether they act on that is another matter. Even if they do want to support what they must know we want, there is the question of whether the whole council will take any notice.

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Re: Windlehurst Road Traffic Calming Measures - Consultation
« Reply #48 on: August 06, 2021, 01:02:16 PM »
Road changes due shortly on lower fold ludworth school area there aplication for new classrooms entrance etc to in crease the capacity for more pupils was granted on wednesday night at
 area comitte meeting .
I watched it....!
so now it's granted we find out exactly what the measures will be... speed humps. Yippeeee!
or hopefully, local councillors have now realised that Marple residents DON'T want speed humps/cushions/tables.
It's not that I'm afraid to die, I just don't want to be there when it happens
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Re: Windlehurst Road Traffic Calming Measures - Consultation
« Reply #47 on: August 06, 2021, 12:16:18 PM »
In vain no doubt
Road changes due shortly on lower fold ludworth school area there aplication for new classrooms entrance etc to in crease the capacity for more pupils was granted on wednesday night at
 area comitte meeting .

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Re: Windlehurst Road Traffic Calming Measures - Consultation
« Reply #46 on: August 05, 2021, 03:28:55 PM »
Very much agree. We can but hope.
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Re: Windlehurst Road Traffic Calming Measures - Consultation
« Reply #45 on: August 03, 2021, 04:20:35 PM »
lets just hope our local councillors stop this in its tracks and divert the resources and money to the removal of the speed humps in Marple Centre and on Windlehurst

Very much agree. We can but hope.


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Re: Windlehurst Road Traffic Calming Measures - Consultation
« Reply #44 on: August 03, 2021, 02:57:56 PM »
Yes to all of the above, but Stockport Highways are not short of money. They want to spend a fortune re-engineering Hollins Lane in Marple Bridge with chicanes and illuminated signage to create a 'traffic management' scheme, where none is needed.
lets just hope our local councillors stop this in its tracks and divert the resources and money to the removal of the speed humps in Marple Centre and on Windlehurst
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Re: Windlehurst Road Traffic Calming Measures - Consultation
« Reply #43 on: August 03, 2021, 12:10:57 PM »
Maybe they'll just loose the plot completely and install illuminated signs on all roads.
Knowing Stockport Highways they would be circles with a red border and a picture of a car and a motorbike ?.

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« Reply #42 on: August 03, 2021, 11:38:10 AM »
Yes to all of the above, but Stockport Highways are not short of money. They want to spend a fortune re-engineering Hollins Lane in Marple Bridge with chicanes and illuminated signage to create a 'traffic management' scheme, where none is needed.

Do they? I didn't know that. Sounds like madness to me.

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« Reply #41 on: August 03, 2021, 10:30:08 AM »
So following "further analysis" of the consultation results conducted earlier this year, the results yet again overwhelmingly conclude that these measures need to be removed.
However, the issue is now it seems is that of funding! Should we pay for Stockport Highway's flawed consultation processes and the £250k that was spent installing something nobody actually wanted? Perhaps we should raid the final salary pensions of our illustrious Highways team to fund their removal (the speed humps that is!) or should we in fact remove the Highways team altogether and save ourselves a small fortune?

Yes to all of the above, but Stockport Highways are not short of money. They want to spend a fortune re-engineering Hollins Lane in Marple Bridge with chicanes and illuminated signage to create a 'traffic management' scheme, where none is needed. 

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« Reply #40 on: August 02, 2021, 06:20:05 PM »
I wouldn't know about that, all I can safely say is I've driven over more comfortable potholes!.

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« Reply #39 on: August 02, 2021, 05:01:48 PM »
I wonder if lack of funding will also be the reason those awful temporary humps in Marple and Romiley haven't been removed.

Those four bolts per hump must be so expensive to insert a socket set and remove!.
they'd be the ones that don't comply with The Highways (Road Humps) Regulations 1999 !
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« Reply #38 on: August 02, 2021, 04:49:09 PM »
I wonder if lack of funding will also be the reason those awful temporary humps in Marple and Romiley haven't been removed.

Those four bolts per hump must be so expensive to insert a socket set and remove!.

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« Reply #37 on: August 02, 2021, 03:44:27 PM »
So following "further analysis" of the consultation results conducted earlier this year, the results yet again overwhelmingly conclude that these measures need to be removed.
However, the issue is now it seems is that of funding! Should we pay for Stockport Highway's flawed consultation processes and the £250k that was spent installing something nobody actually wanted? Perhaps we should raid the final salary pensions of our illustrious Highways team to fund their removal (the speed humps that is!) or should we in fact remove the Highways team altogether and save ourselves a small fortune?
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Re: Windlehurst Road Traffic Calming Measures - Consultation
« Reply #36 on: July 08, 2021, 09:30:41 PM »
No speed bumps.

If speed limit enforcement is really necessary (and it's hard to see why, as the road is not suitable for more than 30MPH, if that, anyway), then that is a job the police should be doing.
Not enough Police to be stood on every corner .

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Re: Windlehurst Road Traffic Calming Measures - Consultation
« Reply #35 on: July 08, 2021, 04:30:41 PM »
Speeding traffic and rat runners but hey who cares about that so long as I can drive along a road and don't have to face a tine fraction on inconvenience.

I'm not sure I consider a large bill for a broken spring a tiny inconvenience. Speeders (if there are any, they are probably driving dangerously as well, considering the narrowness of the road) are the responsibility of the police.

Also not that "rat run" rather ignores the fact that this a normal road and the most obvious route for most people using it.