ePetition - Speed Bumps on Upper North St

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Speed Bumps on Upper North St

We the undersigned petition Brighton & Hove Council to help slow down the traffic on Montpelier Place / Terrace / Upper North Street via speed bumps, cameras or any other means

I've lived here less than 3 years and in that time I've witnessed 3 traffic collisions. Bearing in mind we've had lockdown (so less traffic) and that these are the accidents I've witnessed at first sight (so there could be more), I worry that the next time could be fatal.

This ePetition ran from 08/07/2021 to 20/09/2021 and has now finished.

5 people signed this ePetition.

Council response

Thank you and of course I completely acknowledge your worries about road traffic collisions. We receive a large number of requests for traffic calming across the City. Unfortunately, taking into account budget and other considerations, priority for such schemes is given to locations that already have a high casualty risk level. In the past three years there have been two slight and one serious injury causing collision in Upper North Street and one slight and one serious in Montpelier Terrace. Whilst no casualty is ever acceptable, there are many other roads within the City with higher risk factors that would need to take priority at the current time.
We do however take your concerns very seriously and have recently installed a mobile vehicle activated sign in this location to influence driver behaviour and to capture traffic volume and speed data. The vehicle activated sign was installed in Montpelier Terrace in January 2021 and recorded an average speed of 21.03mph with a maximum speed recorded of 45mph at 20.50 on the 18th January. Although this maximum speed is totally unacceptable it is not something that the Police, as enforcement authority for speed limits, could be prepared for and take action against. However in addition to the vehicle activated sign, the Police have also deployed a speed indicator device at several points along the road to remind users of their speed in an attempt to keep travelling at the posted 20mph speed limit.
Based on the data available at the current time it would not be possible to prioritise this location above and beyond the current agreed programme of works. However, we will continue to liaise with the Police regarding their findings and should the situation change then officers would be happy to review this at a later date, and we are grateful to you and other residents for flagging issues of concern.


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