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Traffic calming project to end Ingrow to Oakworth Road rat-run problem
7:00am Tuesday 29th January 2013 in Keighley
Traffic calming is planned for a rat run street connecting Ingrow and Oakworth Road in Keighley.
Bradford Council has proposed spacing seven road humps along Broomhill Avenue.
The humps are being introduced after complaints from residents about speeding traffic in the suburban street.
Ward councillor, Jan Smithies, said many drivers speeded up as they went down the steep hill from the Co-op minimarket towards Ingrow.
She added: “We’ve had quite a lot of residents concerned. I did a door-to-door with the police and that was the biggest thing people mentioned.
“There are several side junctions going on to Broomhill Avenue. You’ve got Ingrow School at the bottom and a doctors surgery.”
Keith Dredge, a fellow Bradford councillor representing Keighley West ward, accepted road humps could generate noise for residents and annoy motorists. But he said traffic engineers would not have suggested putting them in unless they were necessary to improve safety.
Keighley Area Committee last year approved funding for the road humps and asked Bradford Council traffic engineers to draw up blueprints.
The plans, which were released last week, called for seven ‘plateaux’ next to houses in Broomhill Avenue, each nine metres long by about seven metres wide.