‘More than 1,000 vehicles are speeding each day on our road’

A petition has been started calling on South Gloucestershire Council to carry out an urgent traffic review of Park Road in Staple Hill where many drivers do not stick to the 20mph limit.

In response to a noticeable number of vehicles exceeding the speed limit on Park Road in recent years, residents have been working in partnership with Avon & Somerset Police to conduct regular Community Speed Watch sessions since August 2020. They say they now have large amounts of speed data.

Resident Dan Masters, who started the petition last week, said: “Based on 59 hours of recordings showing an average of 350 vehicles per daytime hour, it would be fair to assume that well over 1,000 vehicles per day are speeding on Park Road.

“Our road is a residential street which also serves the increasingly popular Page Park. Page Park is home to numerous activities for vulnerable visitors including the elderly, disabled and young children with play areas and a nursery school.

“We therefore request an urgent traffic calming review for the whole of Park Road to help encourage adherence to, and enforce, the existing speed limits.”

The e-petition called Park Road Traffic Calming Measures and is on the council’s website.

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