Saturday, 18 October 2014

Speed hump and crossing plan for Hampton Road

SIX sets of speed cushions and a pedestrian crossing are planned for Hampton Road, Knowle by council leaders.

ScreenShot001

Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council is seeking views for the proposals for the road, from near the junction with High Street to just past Knowle Football Club (see map here).

Click the headline or link below to read the rest of this story.


It includes a raised crossing outside 19 and 21 Hampton Road. For details click here and here.

The first homes in a new 88-home housing estate with access from Hampton Road will be available for occupation from December.

The homes will be to the back of Knowle Primary School and will be built by Miller Homes.



What do you think? Leave your comments below. No registration required. Posts must abide by the terms and conditions. Report comments at news@thesilhillian.co.uk.

Click here to get stories by email.

12 comments:

  1. Whilst I applaud any action to reduce accidents, perhaps attention could be given to the Longden Road Race Track where the majority of drivers feel obliged to attempt a land speed record, including the employees of the local bus company. Or the ridiculous situation at the junction of Warwick Road / Hampton Road / Lodge Road where reduced visibility, parties of small children and reckless motorists create a daily edge of the seat experience...... The excuse that 'nobody has died yet' is not a strong one.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I agree 100% with Faye. I use Longdon Road all the time and the speeding is dreadful, if anywhere needs traffic calming that road does. Hampton Road in the area suggested is in my experience with parked cars etc. impossible to speed. Also with a crossing will it not clog up the Warwick Road with people getting stuck as the turn???

    ReplyDelete
  3. Quite agree. Impossible to speed on this section of Hampton Road because of parked cars.
    Do the Council know something we don't regarding parking?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You might not feel you can speed, but there are plenty of other drivers who think that driving down there is a game of chicken. Anyway, the speed limit starts half a mile back and very few people bother to comply with it - it seems that most local drivers think the sign is a vague hint to slow down a bit, not the point by which you should have already reduced your speed to 30.

      If you don't want speed humps, set an example and drive within the speed limit or an appropriate speed, whichever is the lowest. When Hampton complained about speeding drivers through their village and they set up a speed trap, I think it was about 70% of those clocked were local.

      Delete
  4. Another example of employees who I understand only work part time or limited hours anyway finding themselves creative ways to justify their final salary pension schemes.

    ReplyDelete
  5. 21;52 You're an idiot!
    I was actually done for speeding several years ago on that part of Hampton Road, which I am not proud of. Coming from Eastcote the road is fast and it's easy to keep going at too high a speed - I'm not making an excuse. Speed humps may actually save lives as kids are crossing the road coming and going to school and it's a busy area.

    ReplyDelete
  6. oh no, another conventional Zebra crossing. Please can we have Pelican crossings on Knowle High. I avoid it like the plague at school times as people just use the crossings as a permanent way across the road.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The Zebra crossings are what make Knowle a pretty safe place for pedestrians and keep speeds low. Perhaps you should save your grumbles for the delivery vans who ignore the no loading/unloading restrictions during rush hour.

      Would you be happier with it being returned to the good old days of being the main route to the south from Birmingham and keep those dratted locals in their place.

      Delete
  7. As someone who lives on Longdon, I completely agree on the speed aspects. Also, the overtaking that goes on is ridiculous.

    With kids coming out of the park, and blind car park exit (esp if the cars are coming down from Lodge quickly), I'd really like them to look at it. Any ideas how it gets done?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Get in touch with your councillors and talk to them, that's what you voted them in to look after. They can both advise you and also push the Highways dept. to sort something.

      Delete
  8. Turning onto Warwick Road from Lodge Road is dangerous as the wall and tree hide low sports cars and cyclists and cars tend to accelerate as they see the open road and increase their speed after stopping at all the crossings on the High Street. Also coming out of the Warwick slip road a lot of people indicate left and slow and you expect them to turn into the slip road when they mean to turn left at the Warwick Road. The problem is also increased by the all day parking down the slip road which involves a lot of backing up and down the road.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Wow! There are way too many close calls and tragedies that could be prevented by drivers doing the right thing. Thanks for sharing your post!!
    Speed humps

    ReplyDelete