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Speeding on Shortmead Street

Reported via desktop in the Crossings category anonymously at 15:30, Tuesday 3 August 2021

Sent to Central Bedfordshire Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 360106.

As a dog walker I sometimes fear for my safety using the zebra crossings on Shortmead Street as the car approaching are going far too fast and have real trouble stopping. I had one car drift across the other side of the road and drive around us to avoid stopping which was quite disturbing.

Could you please do a speed camera check along this road? You would then see what I am worried about. I’m not looking for more traffic calming measures along the road as it is regularly used by emergency service to and from Biggleswade who do require a speedy entrance and exit.

Just a visible presence of a speed check once or twice a year might prove a deterrent.

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  • Thank you for contacting us in relation to Shortmead Street in Biggleswade. Your report has been shared with the local SpeedWatch group to see whether they can visit the zebra crossings along Shortmead Street. Council officers will periodically visit the road in high vis PPE. As you suggest, this presence will hopefully remind drivers of the speed limits along this stretch of road. Thank you once again.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Central Bedfordshire Council at 11:15, Thursday 5 August 2021

  • SpeedWatch Biggleswade Group confirmed that a session was conducted on Shortmead Street a few months ago, all cars were less than 35 MPH. The perceived speed was faster than what was recorded, perhaps due proximity to the road from the footway.

    Posted by Central Bedfordshire Council at 15:05, Friday 6 August 2021

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