'We need to stop the boy racers' - just one week left to reply to transport consultation (From Borehamwood Times)
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Hertfordshire County Council transport consultation ends next week
People have just one week left to comment on a transport consultation that many hope will put an end to boy racers “bombing” down a quiet street.
People living in Well End, Borehamwood, say their 30mph road has been turned into a race track, with drivers regularly ignoring the speed limit by around 20mph.
Last month, Hertfordshire County Council launched an urban transport plan to find out where it could make improvements to roads in the borough.
Residents in the street are calling on people to respond to the consultation, which ends next week, “before it is too late".
In the plan, the county council has proposed to increase the speed limit in the area to 40mph, to put up a new 30mph sign or to put two chicanes which will force drivers in the road to slow down.
Last year, the Borehamwood Times reported police figures, showing how in a 40 minute period, 23 vehicles were caught driving between 37mph and 48mph.
Councillor Richard Butler said: “They bomb down the road, it is madness. I hope people reply to the consultation so we can get it sorted before someone has a serious crash there.
“We do need to stop the speeding drivers. I would like to hope the council make the right decision about this.”
He also said he wanted to see improvements to the B3 bus route - which was moved from 7.15am to 6.50am - meaning the next service, at 7.25am, was too late for some users to get to work on time.
The Labour councillor added: “We need to increase services without taking any away from other parts of the borough - I hope the council take that into account.”
To download a consultation document, click here. People have until Sunday, March 3 to respond.
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