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Rat Run

Reported via desktop in the Potholes category anonymously at 11:09, Fri 22 April 2022

Sent to Central Bedfordshire Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 370763.

Since the new development Greenhill is being used as a rat run and cars are speeding down this road. it is making it dangerous for those living there. The have to take caution when leaving the house as cars are speeding. The cottages on this road also have no driveways and are now being left with no where to park. Would it be possible to consider this is made into a one street or closed at one end as many residents here are having a lot of issues and feel in danger

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  • State changed to: Investigating

    Updated by Central Bedfordshire Council at 11:09, Fri 22 April 2022

  • Thank you for contacting us. This issue does not come under the responsibility of our Highways Department, however we have forwarded this report to be reallocated to another service within the council.

    Many thanks,
    Central Bedfordshire Council Highways

    State changed to: Internal referral

    Posted by Central Bedfordshire Council at 14:17, Tue 26 April 2022

  • Thank you for contacting us to request a new parking restriction.
    There may not be a simple solution to a parking issue as the demand for on-street parking often outweighs the available road space. The number of licensed vehicles has, for the most part, steadily increased since the Second World War, with nearly 40 million registered vehicles owned in the UK. Approximately a quarter of these are estimated to be parked on the street overnight. It is hoped that in the long term there will be a reduction in car dependency but in the short term,car ownership is unlikely to significantly reduce.
    We have learnt that reacting to one parking concern can often move an issue to another street. With this in mind, Central Bedfordshire Council review new parking restriction requests on an annual basis, identifying any trends and looking at the wider area before any changes are considered. Your request will be kept on file until the annual review has taken place.
    Restrictions will only be introduced where there is proven road safety issue, the issue is not likely to be moved to another area and, if the proposals are supported by local Ward Councillors and Town/Parish Councils.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Central Bedfordshire Council at 10:07, Mon 16 May 2022

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