Congratulations to residents in the following a roads you have come first in Wolverhampton City Council's Grand end of the year traffic hump draw.
I am reliably informed that the council has in the region of 130 traffic humps to splatter around the city by April budget deadline to meet their budget commitment and secure next year's grant.
The public announcement stated the very lucky winners were Wendell Wynd, Peter Avenue, Attlee Crescent, Attlee Crescent/ Oliver Crescent Junction, Peter, Avenue / Brierley Hill Junction, Wendell Wynd/ Batman's Hill Rd.
I would remind all the residents who live in these roads that they have until 21st February 2003 to respond and state the grounds for any objections they may have. Should any resident a fail to respond the council will consider at his or her failure to reply as a vote for the scheme (i.e. you do not object) and will therefore add their votes to the a minority of complainants who normally complain about anything and everything.
One further point is that the council always seek the signatures of affected residents before they install the humps and chicanes, so do not be fooled into signing anything unless you realise the full implications to yourself and all of your neighbours in the road. Be warned you will only have one chance to object to this scheme and you must not fail to respond to get your voice heard.
Whether traffic calming saves any lives is very debatable, due to false figures being regularly being quoted by officials, but to the same time you must be aware that traffic calming causes delay problems for the emergency services, where a few seconds lost getting to a fire or a serious accident can have catastrophic consequences causing a greater loss of life. Furthermore it is now generally accepted that traffic calming will also detrimentally affect the resale value of all your properties in the roads I have mentioned above.
The democratic choice is yours do not waste it.
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