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Road safety near the school Road safety near the school is a hot issue with many respondents raising it as a key problem/danger spot. A common comment was that there should be double yellow lines outside the school to prevent parking and to improve visibility and make it safer for people crossing the road. This measure might also encourage more parents and their children to walk to school. The majority of respondents agreed that: parking and turning near the school causes safety problems (77%) the school needs a pedestrian crossing (60%) road safety near the school needs to be improved (66%)

Action points: Address road safety issues near the school – investigate the possibility of a school crossing. Investigate use of double yellow lines or similar parking restrictions outside the school.

Traffic calming in Caldecote Over half (54%) of the respondents felt that there was a speeding problem through the old village (along Main Street). 62% of respondents would like to see a lower speed limit in the short stretch of road between Highfields Caldecote and Caldecote (currently 60 miles per hour). 72% would like to see the speed limit through Caldecote lowered from 40 to 30 mph. 54% would like to see the speed limit in the narrow section of the road (between Bourn Brook and Mill Farm) reduced further to 20 mph. Nearly three quarters (77%) support the introduction of traffic calming measures appropriate to the rural/conservation area along Main Street. The main danger spot was highlighted as being the narrow section between Bourn Brook and Mill Farm. It seems that at least part of the problem is due to the road condition (potholes) and steep verges forcing drivers to the middle of the road. Another common concern was the lack of provision for pedestrians.

It is possible to report potholes and other road hazards online at www.fillthathole.org.uk4 or in the Cambridgeshire County Council website5. Road defects can also be reported to Cambridgeshire Highways on 0345 045 5212. Action points: Campaign to lower the speed limit in Caldecote. Liaise with the District Council to ensure that the road surfaces are maintained to a good standard. Identify and introduce suitable traffic calming measures in Caldecote.

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“Fill that hole” is an online initiative run by CTC, the UK National Cyclists’ Organization, to report potholes and other road hazards to local Councils throughout the UK. 5 http://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/transport/roads/potholes/

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Caldecote Parish Plan  

We hope that you find this document informative and thought provoking – it contains a wealth of information about what residents think about...

Caldecote Parish Plan  

We hope that you find this document informative and thought provoking – it contains a wealth of information about what residents think about...

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