Stroud residents concerned about speeding traffic can nominate their street for a road safety initiative.
Stroud Town Council has been awarded a grant from the Gloucestershire Police and Crime Commissioner for four vehicle activated signs.
The signs can be designed to display reminders of the speed limit or other warning messages and are activated by oncoming vehicles.
Now the Town Council wants to hear from residents as to where the signs are needed most.
“Road safety and the effect of speed on our streets is one of the constant concerns we, as town councillors, hear time and time again,” said Town Mayor Kevin Cranston.
“Thanks to Gloucestershire Police and the Crime Commissioner we can tackle the issue in those streets where the speed of traffic is a major problem. We need residents’ support to help us identify those areas.”
Police and Crime Commissioner Martin Surl, who has made safe and social driving a priority, said: “Involving the people who are most affected is the best way to find a solution because they know best where the problem areas are.
“Like the town council, I get more correspondence about speeding – particularly in rural areas – than just about anything else. It is the most common contributor to road accidents and motorists must get the message it is dangerous and irresponsible.
“I hope these signs will go some way to achieving that. Getting the backing of local community is the first step.”
Gloucestershire Highways and the Road Safety Partnership will work with the Town Council to help with installing and choosing the most appropriate signs for the chosen areas.
To nominate your street complete the contact form here or write to Stroud Town Council, Thanet House, 58 London Road, Stroud, GL5 2AD.
Please include where you would like a sign to be installed and why you have nominated this location. It would be helpful if you could include the street name and if possible the name or number of a nearby property and the postcode if known. Please note the street needs to be within the Stroud parish boundary as shown in this map.
Before a final decision can be made each site has to be assessed against a number of criteria such as visibility, conflict with other signs, and vegetation. The closing date for nominations is 31st January 2017.
The Town Council will work with local police and Highways to decide which sites will be most effective in reducing problem speeding.
The signs need to be located on an existing lamppost or road sign with a power supply, or where one can easily be connected, or somewhere suitable for solar power operation.