New crossing on the Wellsway. Time to demand speed restrictors in 20mph zone

By BathNES Lib Dems 🔶, Jan 28, 2020 3:01

Councillors and residents celebrated the arrival of the new pedestrian crossing on the Wellsway.

Resident Liz Haddow commented, “It has been a long time coming but now we don’t have to wait 5 or 10 minutes for the traffic to stop”. Resident Hugh Burchard noted, “This was a team effort over 6 years with repeated campaigns. With the increase in traffic coming down the Wellsway and the increase in pedestrians walking to town, this is a timely solution to a dangerous problem.”

Andy and Hal said, “Hooray!”

At a community meeting in October, residents in the Wellsway 20mph zone have voted for speed restrictors such as speed tables or chicanes by the entrance to the Rockhill Estate, and in the narrow section at the start of the Wellsway to ensure the 20mph limit is adhered to. We understand that this request has been added to the forward list by B&NES staff.

The photo shows Andy Wait and Hal MacFie testing out the new pedestrian crossing on the Wellsway with Adrian Ellis and his father Gilbert, who both campaigned for it for many years. This was a team effort with key contributions from many including Brian Organ and Mark Shelford from the previous administration.

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