Area Forum – 8/6/2011 Bidston & Claughton, 8/6/2011 Library, University Academy Birkenhead (formerly Park High) Part 6

Gary Cummings (Streetscene) said they could build out with chicanes and that because of the “20 is plenty” campaign sometimes a road was left for the emergency services eg police and ambulance. He would look at the alternatives, however it didn’t have to be humps. They could look at signing and speed activated signs.

A member of the public raised the issue of the roads in Noctorum and how dangerous it was when getting a bus. They had speed cameras, buut they didn’t seem to do anything. They had been told they can’t afford anything more. There was another slow sign and they had lived there three years. Cllr Foulkes said there had been an automated speed sign.

A member of the public asked about Park Road South. Cllr Foulkes said due to buses and ambulances there were no humps here. He referred to the lady from Sumner Road being against speed bumps and said the speed of traffic in Tollemache Road was a significant nuisance. Cllr Davies said it was a clear road.

John Brace raised about concerns raised at the Bidston Village Conservation Area committee about the speed of traffic on Bidston Village Road. Cllr Foulkes responded.

Michelle Gray said there was £200,000 for road safety, £20,000 of which would be decided by this Area Forum under You Decide. Whatever was needed in the local area, she could liase and feed back to the Forum and to councillors. Streetscene needed a list of roads and footways that needed maintenace.

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