Histon Road - Vehicle Activated Signage

MVS.pngYou will by now I’m sure be aware that Histon Road is increasingly being used as a vehicle rat-run, and at the moment this includes extremely noisy HGV’s using the road at night.

In an effort to mitigate some of these issues, I intend to place a bid to the Local Highways Improvement Projects (LHI) fund to install Mobile Vehicle Activated Signage on Histon Road. This is an electronic sign that becomes visible when approaching motor vehicles are exceeding the speed limit.

This signage would serve as a reminder to irregular users of the speed limit so may help with the HGV issue, and the signs can be moved around the road if issues arise in different areas. They also have the benefit of not having any impact on motorists who are observing the speed limit.

Please see further details of this approach here: https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/residents/travel-roads-and-parking/roads-and-pathways/improving-your-local-highway/speeding/alternative-speed-measures/#mobile

The bid is much more likely to receive funding if there is evidence that there is strong support for the scheme from local residents. Therefore, if you do support this proposal, I would appreciate it if you could register your support at this link:

The names of those who have signed the bid will be shared with the LHI panel, but no contact details will be taken at any part of this process.

If you do have any further suggestions for small projects which would improve road safety in your local area, please do add your ideas here: bit.ly/roadimprovement or get in touch directly.

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