Traffic Calming is an important element in the local road safety strategy and as such is an important technique in reducing both the number and severity of road accidents in Cheshire East. The Council is committed to the promotion of Traffic Calming schemes where the benefits can be shown to outweigh any disadvantages. In particular the Council will give priority to those schemes where the accident reduction potential is the greatest.
New sites will only be considered for traffic calming where there are personal injury accidents on the proposed roads. Sites that are to be considered will be prioritised using an approved assessment procedure that takes into account factors such as accidents, speeds, traffic flow, through traffic, pedestrian and cycle generators, schools, development and community severance.
Public consultation will always be carried out as part of any scheme development.