Skip to content Skip to main navigation
Site map Arabic Urdu Slovenian Farsi Chinese French

Decision details

(R&E) Petition requesting road humps, 20mph speed limit and weight limit restriction at Nickerwood Drive, Aston

Decision Maker: Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

To respond to a petition requesting road humps, 20mph speed limit and weight limit restriction at Nickerwood Drive, Aston.

Decision:

 

ROTHERHAM METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL

 

RECORD OF OFFICER EXECUTIVE DECISION

 

Date of Decision:

 

17 June 2019

Decision Maker:

(Including Job Title)

 

Paul Woodcock

Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment

Specific Delegation:

(If any)

 

General executive function delegations to Strategic Directors

Brief Description of Decision:

 

 

To note, but not implement the call for action made in the petition calling for road humps, 20mph speed limit and weight limit restriction at Nickerwood Drive, Aston.

 

To provide a vehicle activated sign mounted on a nearby lamp column for a temporary period of time. This sign is activated when vehicles approaching the sign exceed the speed limit and trigger a display that shows a ‘30mph slow down message’. The sign will be placed on Nickerwood Drive for a temporary period of time rather than permanently, as experience has shown, that over time, permanent vehicle activated signs can lose their effectiveness, as drivers become accustomed to the sign. It is also the intention to inform South Yorkshire Police of the results of the speed survey in order that they can take whatever action they feel is appropriate. There is no intention to provide any additional 30 signs or weight limit restriction signs on Nickerwood Drive.

 

Reasons for the Decision:

 

 

There was insufficient evidence to support the request in the petition. The results of the survey demonstrated that the average speed of vehicles on Nickerwood Drive was 23.4mph, whilst the 85 percentile (the speed at which 85 out of 100 drivers were travelling at or below) was 28.1mph. The survey also determined vehicle types and during the monitored period, no heavy goods vehicles travelled along Nickerwood Drive. Investigation of the personal injury collisions database shows that there have been no recorded injury collisions on Nickerwood Drive within the latest three year period available.

 

Details of alternative options considered and rejected:

 

1. To forward the speed survey information directly to South Yorkshire Police in order that they respond to the allegation of speeding motorists with no further action from the Council.

 

2. To provide a traffic calming scheme on Nickerwood Drive to reduce vehicle speeds. This is estimated to cost in the region of £75,000.  However, as there are no recorded injury collisions on this road, this would be contrary to the Council’s current method of allocating monies to traffic calming schemes and therefore would require third party funding.  It is therefore unlikely that this option could be funded and subsequently delivered.

Conflicts of interest declared by any Executive Member consulted by the decision maker which relates to the decision:

 

None

Dispensations Granted:

(If any)

 

None

 

Reports or parts of reports considered

 

 

 

I certify that this is a true record of the executive decision to formally respond to the petition calling for road humps, 20mph speed limit and weight limit restriction at Nickerwood Drive, Aston.

 

Signed by the Decision Maker    Paul Woodcock

Dated:            17 June 2019

 

Name:            Paul Woodcock                               

Job Title:      Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment

 

 

Publication date: 17/06/2019

Date of decision: 17/06/2019

Accompanying Documents: