Towards a Safer High Street

Babraham residents express concerns about the speed, frequency and weight of traffic through the High Street at many of the Parish Council meetings and at the Annual Parish Meeting.

The Council has been working to address and resolve these pressing issues.

At the 2019 Annual Parish Meeting we told you about our proposal to introduce reduce speeds by traffic calming in the High Street.

The proposal has been developed into a formal project by Cambridgeshire County Council Highways Department and is now to be reviewed for funding.

The County Council proposal is to install four pairs of speed cushions along the High Street, from 40m eastwards after the bridge, for a distance of 220m, keeping consistent central gap of 1.20m. It will include hump warning signs mounted on black posts. The locations are for guidance and are subject to change, influenced by road widths, lighting, dwellings and other factors.

The total cost is £27,858.11, of which the Parish will contribute £12,858.11, or 46%, from our reserves.

The Parish Council believes this will bring benefits in a safer High Street because of reduced speeds.

If you’d like to express your view, or have any other comment, please email the Clerk, Don Powell.

We continue to pursue projects to address other concerns – reducing traffic numbers and curtailing transit of large goods vehicle through the village.

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