Over the course of the last year, Bourn Parish Council has revisited the problem of speeding in and through the village. The village has reactivated the Speedwatch group (see https://www.bourn.org.uk/Clubs/speedwatch/) and volunteers had been very active on the Broadway and on Alms Hill, before the Covid-19 lockdown restricted their activities. Despite the suspension of our Speedwatch sessions, the data collected in the period up to the end of 2019 formed part of our most recent Local Highways Initiative (LHI) funding application and was crucial in securing the money to plan and pay for the installation of road narrowing measures near the 30mph road sign on the Broadway. The illustration below provides an example of such road narrowing. We anticipate that this work will be completed in the autumn.
The Parish Council has additional money from S106 grants, and the increase in last year’s precept, to install additional traffic calming measures in the village. We are particularly interested in reducing the speed of vehicles entering the village. The Broadway road narrowing will hopefully make a positive difference once it’s in place. We now want to turn our attention to traffic entering the village from the south on Gills Hill and Fox Road, and to look at wider measures to signal to drivers that they are ‘in’ the village.
We are considering a range of options and would like to have your views on them, as well as your ideas on alternatives. Please complete our brief 2-minute survey and let us know what you think (click on the link below):