A campaign by residents in Braithwell to tackle speeding traffic through their village, has led to a victory, following the support of MP Caroline Flint. The Council has agreed to cut the speed limit on Ashton Lane, from 60mph to 40mph, to slow traffic coming into Braithwell.
Said Caroline: "The Council's decision to cut the speed limit on Ashton Lane is very welcome. I am grateful to Braithwell resident Arnold Pawson who raised his concerns about traffic speed on Ashton Lane at one of my surgeries. His concerns were widely shared, resulting in a residents’ petition. Since then, I have been pressing Doncaster MBC to reduce the speed limit, supported by the Parish Council, councillors and the police inspector. This is a welcome step to make Braithwell's road safer."
Following the campaign, the Highways Department agreed to conduct a speed survey from 24 January to 7 February. This found that the average speed at the point closest to Braithwell village, where the speed limit decreases from 60mph to 30mph, was 39.4mph. The average speed at the point on Ashton Lane closest to the junction with Back Lane was 47.1 mph.
Said Caroline: "I am delighted that Doncaster Council have agreed to take forward a proposal to introduce a new section of 40 mph speed limit along a distance of half mile on Ashton Lane."
Highways officers confirmed that further detailed design work will be required, in order to determine the precise extents of the reduced speed limit, before the proposal can be advertised via a Traffic Regulation Order. Following the legal process, the final plans could be implemented towards the end of 2018.
Have you a problem with speeding traffic? Do other residents agree with you? If so, email firstname.lastname@example.org (please note Caroline can only take up concerns from residents of Don Valley.)