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Kingsmoor Road residents appalled by speeding motorists

Communities / Wed 30th Sep 2020 at 10:24am

RESIDENTS who live near Kingsmoor Road in Harlow have called for traffic calming measures before “someone is killed”.

Kingsmoor Road runs from Southern Way to Katherines Way. Residents have been expressing their concerns for years but now feel things are coming to a head.

They now want to meet their Essex County councillors and start making progress at getting traffic along measures installed.

We will be contacting their county and district councillors to see what help they can give.

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Comments

Barry

The problem is partly due to traffic coming from Katherine’s Way which has a 60 mph limit and motorists have difficulty adjusting their mindset. The fact that we have a 60 mph limit on a single carriageway in the town when the approach road from Water’s Lane is 40 mph is beyond belief.

Incidentally there is also a 60 mph section on Edinburgh Way between the road training site and the Town Park. But who cares, clearly not the councillors.

From my house just off Kingsmoor Road to Gates Garage has 5 speed limit changes (in 4 miles). What were they thinking?

Tenpin

The problem on Kingsmoor Road is that as one on the oldest roads in the town it is pretty straight and rarely has cars parked along it, giving drivers the opportunity to raise their speed without much thought for people crossing the road or those pulling onto it from their drives. I am not a fan of speed humps (not good for bus drivers) or chicanes, the best and easiest answer is to have a speed camera fitted close to Pollard Hatch and re-instate the school crossing both of which would reduce the likelihood of an accident occurring.

Whilst at it, they should also reduce the speed limit on Katherines Way and also look at creating a roundabout at the junction with Paycock Road.

As for the two “absent” Councillors, neither live in the area, have you seen either of them since they were last elected? Vote for the Harlow Alliance Party next May instead.

Kathryn

The speeding in our area has reached an unacceptable level. Three much loved cats have been run over – two of them killed, within the past three weeks. Next time it WILL be a child or elderly resident. When are these maniacs going to wake up? They are driving recklessly and with no consideration to the lives of others – including pets. Why has so much money been put into housing others from out of the area – and at a considerable cost to the policing of our town centre as a result of some of their horrendous behaviour; vast amounts spent on a fireworks display and yet no one is interested in lives wrecked by irresponsible drivers in our neighbourhood? I now feel that because we live in a ‘nice’ area, we don’t matter.

Nicola Heritage

So Just to let you all know, my cat has been hit by a car now too!
Bert is currently in the vets because obviously, yet another speeding motorist has hit a beloved pet! We are looking at about £1000 to put our beloved tabby right because some ignorant person felt the need to run him down!
THIS IS 3 CATS IN 4 WEEKS PEOPLE!
This needs sorting, would we still be standing here if this had been 3 Children!
I really hope not!

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6 Comments for Kingsmoor Road residents appalled by speeding motorists:

Barry
2020-09-30 11:04:00

The problem is partly due to traffic coming from Katherine's Way which has a 60 mph limit and motorists have difficulty adjusting their mindset. The fact that we have a 60 mph limit on a single carriageway in the town when the approach road from Water's Lane is 40 mph is beyond belief. Incidentally there is also a 60 mph section on Edinburgh Way between the road training site and the Town Park. But who cares, clearly not the councillors. From my house just off Kingsmoor Road to Gates Garage has 5 speed limit changes (in 4 miles). What were they thinking?

Nicola Heritage
2020-10-02 17:41:03

So Just to let you all know, my cat has been hit by a car now too! Bert is currently in the vets because obviously, yet another speeding motorist has hit a beloved pet! We are looking at about £1000 to put our beloved tabby right because some ignorant person felt the need to run him down! THIS IS 3 CATS IN 4 WEEKS PEOPLE! This needs sorting, would we still be standing here if this had been 3 Children! I really hope not!

Kathryn
2020-10-02 20:14:37

The speeding in our area has reached an unacceptable level. Three much loved cats have been run over - two of them killed, within the past three weeks. Next time it WILL be a child or elderly resident. When are these maniacs going to wake up? They are driving recklessly and with no consideration to the lives of others - including pets. Why has so much money been put into housing others from out of the area - and at a considerable cost to the policing of our town centre as a result of some of their horrendous behaviour; vast amounts spent on a fireworks display and yet no one is interested in lives wrecked by irresponsible drivers in our neighbourhood? I now feel that because we live in a ‘nice’ area, we don’t matter.

tenpin
2020-10-03 09:39:50

The problem on Kingsmoor Road is that as one on the oldest roads in the town it is pretty straight and rarely has cars parked along it, giving drivers the opportunity to raise their speed without much thought for people crossing the road or those pulling onto it from their drives. I am not a fan of speed humps (not good for bus drivers) or chicanes, the best and easiest answer is to have a speed camera fitted close to Pollard Hatch and re-instate the school crossing both of which would reduce the likelihood of an accident occurring. Whilst at it, they should also reduce the speed limit on Katherines Way and also look at creating a roundabout at the junction with Paycock Road. As for the two "absent" Councillors, neither live in the area, have you seen either of them since they were last elected? Vote for the Harlow Alliance Party next May instead.

Val
2020-10-05 08:58:07

Due to the lack of traffic calming measures in Great Parndon many motorists are using the roads there as rat runs and treating them as race tracks. I as a local resident have had several near misses both as a pedestrian and a motorist, it is just a matter of time before there is a human fatality, a 20mph is necessary and ECC should be concentrating on saving lives not money.

Joseph Stalin
2023-11-08 21:15:40

30 MPH should be in place for all residential roads , main roads such as Southern way etc should be 40MPH . The road from Water Lane towards the Pinnacles should be 50MPH as no houses but lit . The 20 MPH limit is a joke , it causes more pollution and no one will enforce it unless you have 1000s of cameras lke London , even in London people can still speed once you know where the cameras are , pity your more worried about cats than the plight of British people who have no homes and are skint . Vote Tory again you mugs

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