This kind of traffic calming would manage the average vehicle speed along the route, potentially making the route less attractive to motorists.
All forms of traffic calming measures can also have disadvantages. For example, chicanes will remove available on-street car parking outside some properties. There may also be noise disturbances and a reduction in air quality due to the intermittent acceleration and braking of vehicles. Also, there's a possibility that vehicles may accelerate on the approach to chicanes to 'beat' the oncoming driver to the chicane.
Option C: Implementation of traffic calming measures in advance of Centre Park Link opening on a temporary experimental basis initially
Implement chicanes along Gainsborough Road as in Option B but temporarily. Traffic surveys would be undertaken following installation to monitor the effectiveness of the measures. We'd undertake further public consultation to present the results of the monitoring surveys, gaining feedback on whether residents would like the traffic calming measures installed permanently or amended.
Further public consultation on the location of the chicanes, whether temporary or permanent, would take place before implementation.
Following resident concerns about vibrations caused by traffic, vertical traffic calming measures (i.e. road humps or cushions) haven't been recommended.
This consultation has now closed. A consultation report will be available on the Centre Park Link web page in the coming weeks.
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