Speed signs waste of cash

Speed signs waste of cash

Speed signs waste of cash

First published in Letters

I SERIOUSLY question the value of the new 20mph speed signs on side roads leading to Knutsford Road, Grappenhall and suggest the money would have been better spent improving the roads themselves and the appalling pavements.

The number of parked cars on side roads makes it impossible to reach 20 miles an hour, let alone exceed it. But the risk to pedestrians from the condition of the adjoining pavements is a far greater hazard.

Repeated digging and patching up by utilities and for cable TV mean they are difficult and in some places dangerous to negotiate even for the able bodied.

And when it comes to the less fit, I know a number of people, including an elderly relative, who have been injured as a result of these surfaces.

I have reported it to my councillors and even my MP, but it is now clear the council are more interested in wasting public money on projects such as these signs.

JOHN ROBERTS Grappenhall

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5:29pm Sun 22 Jun 14

PageA says...

OMFG! will people shut up moaning about these signs. We need the signs to enforce the law. end of. When's the last time you saw someone walking holding a toddlers hand on the footpath? I can't remember..They're all in prams because the cars whizz past so fast they wouldn't have a chance if they took a wrong step. How is obesity amongst our kids theses days? Oh what a surprise! everything has been built around the car, it's time for a change..people need to slow down and people need telling to slow down
OMFG! will people shut up moaning about these signs. We need the signs to enforce the law. end of. When's the last time you saw someone walking holding a toddlers hand on the footpath? I can't remember..They're all in prams because the cars whizz past so fast they wouldn't have a chance if they took a wrong step. How is obesity amongst our kids theses days? Oh what a surprise! everything has been built around the car, it's time for a change..people need to slow down and people need telling to slow down PageA
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11:20pm Wed 25 Jun 14

comwgn says...

wow

someone else waking up to the complete waste of money £700000 for pavement graffiti

Pagea I saw people walking with toddlers on a footpath today

people do not need telling to slow down with signs cluttering pavements
wow someone else waking up to the complete waste of money £700000 for pavement graffiti Pagea I saw people walking with toddlers on a footpath today people do not need telling to slow down with signs cluttering pavements comwgn
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