Trio of ideas mooted to put brakes on speeding Canada Way drivers - The Worcester Observer

Trio of ideas mooted to put brakes on speeding Canada Way drivers

Worcester Editorial 24th Oct, 2023   0

SPEEDING drivers along Canada Way could face a fresh crackdown following a well-attended public meeting attended by highways and police chiefs.

Highways bosses at Worcestershire County Council are examining three suggestions tabled by local residents while police chiefs suggested more frequent enforcement of the speed limit would be considered.

The meeting was called by Coun Alan Amos to tackle the ‘ongoing issue’ and the Bedwardine councillor labelled speeding drivers a ‘persistent problem’.

“The measures I put in place some years ago to deal with it, including two speed cameras (VAS signs) by the shops, now need to be reviewed, so I held the meeting to listen to residents’ views and suggestions as to how best to take the matter forward,” he said.

“The fact the meeting was so well attended showed local residents are very concerned by the issue.

“As speed enforcement is a matter for the police, not the county Council, our local bobby-on-the beat was in attendance to explain what the police could do about it. He promised to look into doing more visible enforcement more frequently.




“However, as I believe in working together, I promised to do what I could from the point of view of county highways through various engineering works and/or other traffic regulation methods.”

The ideas suggested by residents include a pedestrian crossing by the shops which would slow traffic down most of the time and small build-outs which have bollards on and are very effective physical impediments according to the former county cabinet member for highways.


“They work brilliantly in slowing down traffic, as we have seen from them in Warndon; and we will also explore the implications and feasibility of a lower speed limit,” Coun Amos added.

“As soon as I get the feedback and technical advice from highways, I shall convene another public meeting to update local residents and to hopefully settle on the most effective solution.”

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