Speed restriction to tackle ‘rat-run’ in Spring Bank

Extension of a 20mph zone through Woodhouse and Spring Bank has been welcomed by a ward councillor.

Doreen Lee said the move would make the entire neighbourhood safer for the many children who lived there.

Bradford Council has published details of the low-speed zone on 19 streets around Hainworth Wood Road, mostly in Spring Bank.

The route, which connects Parkwood with Ingrow, is used as a rat-run by drivers avoiding town centre congestion.

Several years ago humps and a 20mph zone were introduced on part of Hainworth Wood Road, and on Haincliffe Road at Ingrow. This left a section in the middle – passing terraced houses in Spring Bank – where the speed limit remained at 30mph.

Coun Lee, who represents Keighley East ward on Bradford Council, described the zone plan to resolve this issue as “perfect”.

She added: “It’s what residents requested because there are lots of children playing outside. They want it to be safe.”

The new 20mph limit will be introduced in Back Cliffe Terrace, Back Lime Street, Back Morning Street, Back Walnut Street, Bracken Street, Brier Street, Cedar Street, Cliffe Road, Cliffe Terrace, Fir Street, Hainworth Wood Road, Ivy Street South, Khus Walk, Larch Street, Morning Street, Percy Street, Snape Street, Spring Bank Rise and Walnut Street.

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2:46pm Wed 6 Feb 13

Phil.Gilbert says...

Why shouldn't I use that route to get home after work say? I pay my extortionate road tax and i am fully entitled to go that way, it's about time they stopped picking on the people who pay there wages and pay for the roads with their road tax. If I wish to go that way home after work to cut out 20 mins travel then I should be able to. It's bad enough that 1/2 of my road tax get stolen to pay for gold taps in Westminster or some poxy MPs expenses... It's not a safety issue as I can't remember any kids been hurt on that bit of road.
Why shouldn't I use that route to get home after work say? I pay my extortionate road tax and i am fully entitled to go that way, it's about time they stopped picking on the people who pay there wages and pay for the roads with their road tax. If I wish to go that way home after work to cut out 20 mins travel then I should be able to. It's bad enough that 1/2 of my road tax get stolen to pay for gold taps in Westminster or some poxy MPs expenses... It's not a safety issue as I can't remember any kids been hurt on that bit of road. Phil.Gilbert
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12:16pm Thu 7 Feb 13

recessionbites says...

Give your address and let us race cars up and down your street!!

Nobody is saying don't use it, just use it safely as children have been injured crossing the road in that area.

Road tax does not pay for gold taps in Westminster Or Mps expenses, that is tax you pay from your wages, it pays for road repairs allegedly.
Give your address and let us race cars up and down your street!! Nobody is saying don't use it, just use it safely as children have been injured crossing the road in that area. Road tax does not pay for gold taps in Westminster Or Mps expenses, that is tax you pay from your wages, it pays for road repairs allegedly. recessionbites
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1:27pm Thu 7 Feb 13

misterman says...

Get the town traffic sorted out,one way system.Been talked about for years.Driving through Keighley is a nightmare and getting worse.This would take pressure off the so called rat runs.
Get the town traffic sorted out,one way system.Been talked about for years.Driving through Keighley is a nightmare and getting worse.This would take pressure off the so called rat runs. misterman
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5:13pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Phil.Gilbert says...

I never said I race around, I drive responsibly and do the speed limit. I have never knocked anybody down as yet.....
I never said I race around, I drive responsibly and do the speed limit. I have never knocked anybody down as yet..... Phil.Gilbert
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