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Traffic issues

Reported via desktop in the Road Surface category anonymously at 09:22, Thursday 21 October 2021

Sent to Central Bedfordshire Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 362879.

Traffic has increased through Henlow, causing fumes, needs traffic calming, Speeding vehicles, lorries tractors vans drive straight over the round about, pedestrians has been knocked down. Endless amount of traffic coming through only getting worse. Please advise.

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  • State changed to: Investigating

    Updated by Central Bedfordshire Council at 09:22, Thursday 21 October 2021

  • Thank you for contacting us regarding traffic in Henlow. We receive many requests for traffic calming measures which far outweigh the limited funding available for these schemes. When decisions are made on how our budget is spent to improve the road network, the most serious issues and safety concerns must be prioritised. Our funds are targeted at areas with a history of speed-related collisions and measures will only be introduced at locations where there is an identifiable problem and are chosen for further consideration based on the likelihood of road safety improvements.

    When speed data demonstrates excessive speeds and there is a history of collisions, we would consider a request in more detail to determine whether traffic calming measures would improve safety. Unfortunately, we are unable to justify the cost of installing traffic calming features to prevent a small minority of drivers travelling at excessive speeds.

    Traffic has increased across the region after the various lockdown measures during the pandemic and we are not able to control the level of motorists travelling through Henlow.

    Thank you for your feedback

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Central Bedfordshire Council at 10:44, Monday 1 November 2021

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