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Speeding - danger to cyclists & pedestrians

Reported via desktop in the Other public road issue category anonymously at 22:47, Tuesday 23 August 2022

Sent to Peterborough City Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 3776348.

Deeping St James road between Northborough and Deeping Gate has an incredible speeding problem. The speed limit was reduced several years ago to 40mph, it is not adhered to. The short, straight stretch of road is used by a high number of walkers and cyclists and high percentage of vehicles exceed the 40mph limit. I live in one of the few properties along the stretch of road so witness daily the road being used as a drag strip. A few days ago a speeding motorcyclist lost control and whilst unfortunate for him, fortunately slid onto our front garden, had he fell the other way his motorcycle would have mounted the pedestrian path and collided with a young lady and her pushchair, I witnessed the accident. There are speed bumps in Deeping Gate and a sharp bend into/exiting Northborough village the stretch in between is becoming increasingly unsafe and dangerous. I understand that this is a “non residential” area but there are properties along the road and the speed of vehicles make it a hazard entering and exiting driveways, speeding vehicles have overtaken me whilst I am slowing down to turn right in to my drive way. The pathway along the road is used by walkers and runners and the road by cyclists and with the speeding traffic the next car or motorcycle to have an accident might not be so fortunate. Is there any possibility of further traffic calming measures along the road or a police presence with a speeding gun? Thank you.

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    Posted by Peterborough City Council at 22:47, Tuesday 23 August 2022

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