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DIY traffic calming ?

 
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geoff



Joined: 17 Sep 2005

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PostPosted: 22/09/05, 13:02    Post subject: DIY traffic calming ? Reply with quote

Would there be anything to prevent residents clubb ing together to buy a very cheap old, but just roadworthy car. MOT, tax and insure it and park it along the road (not dangerously near a junction or bend) but where traffic would have to slow to go round. Maybe two cars even, parked 100m apart as an unnofficial chicane ?

While I was building my house there were occasions when builders vans had to be parked in the road and we noticed that the traffic was certainly slower.

Much cheaper than a speed camera or bumps or a village gate or whatever.

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scott



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PostPosted: 22/09/05, 16:20    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have found the same whenever I have to park on the road outside my home. I also checked with the Council and as long as it's not causing an obstruction there is no problem.

Have you ever considered the idea of a 30mph car train? In other words, at certain (advertised?) times, a number of residents drive up an down from Yawl to Lyme, with regular gaps, at 30mph. The backlog of traffic behind each one would be enlightening, and may gain more publicity.
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timfox



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PostPosted: 03/10/05, 21:45    Post subject: Re: DIY traffic calming ? Reply with quote

[quote="geoff"]Would there be anything to prevent residents clubb ing together to buy a very cheap old, but just roadworthy car. MOT, tax and insure it and park it along the road (not dangerously near a junction or bend) etc

What about parking 'non-motorised' vehicles (eg trailers etc)? Thus no tax, MOT to consider.

Tim F
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geoff



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PostPosted: 04/10/05, 19:34    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice idea Tim - loads cheaper and less risky.
Anyone know if it is legal to do this ?
Isn't there something about having to have lights or something?

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Fiona



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PostPosted: 22/11/05, 18:45    Post subject: Reply with quote

Found this article on the BBC news website about traffic calming:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4459056.stm

Looks like you can park anything on the roadside
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ALEXFIDO



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PostPosted: 16/03/06, 08:36    Post subject: traffic calming Reply with quote

only problem with a trailer is some thieving slack jawed rodent would nick it.happy days
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