Letter: Call to take action on busy road
This is a copy of a letter I have sent to Lincolnshire County Council’s highways department.
“I would just like to report that the yellow lines installed in Tarragon Way, Bourne have claimed their first victim.
Fortunately, you may think, this was only a beloved family pet – a cat.
The cat was hit by a speeding motorist, one of the many who are now able to use the estate as a raceway following the installation of the lines. Needless to say, this person did not stop to assist or report the incident.
I, along with several other residents, objected at the time of the consultation to the proposal on the grounds that traffic speeds would dramatically increase and stated that it would only be a matter of time before there was an accident.
This time a cat – next time a child?
The introduction of the lines was simply ill-conceived and a knee-jerk reaction to a couple of complaints from individuals for whom an extra 10 seconds on their journey time waiting to pass safely was not acceptable.
In reality, yellow lines were obviously the cheapest way to appease the few, to the dismay of the rest, prior to the adoption of the road from David Wilson Homes.
With a little thought an allocated parking space system for residents would have been more effective in reducing congestion and controlling speeds, while still allowing those who bought houses with parking spaces on the road to retain their privilege.
This argument is in my mind secondary, despite occasions where many of the residents have to park up to 100m away from their houses, usually in an even more unsuitable location.
The real point is how long do we have to wait in fear of the next knock at the door being news of an accident involving one of our children.
I would implore the highways division to review this situation urgently and take action accordingly. I look forward to hearing your proposal.”
Tarragon Way, Bourne
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