Roads & Traffic

Another delay on the Shute Hill crossing….

The Cormac team have indicated that the date for the works has unfortunately been put back to June, however a request has been put into different delivery teams to see if there is capacity to bring this forward.
It is understood that, if accepted, the 20mph scheme is due to be legally sealed in June (with signs and other physical features installed beforehand) and therefore it is anticipated that the schemes timescales may work together.


20 is Plenty

everyone in the parish should be aware of the nationwide initiative for ’20 is plenty’ which aims to see speed limits in any residential area lowered to 20mph for the safety of non-vehicular users.

Update: 6th March 2022

We have just received notification on where in the parish the phase 1 rollout of ’20 is plenty’ is happening and how the community can have a say in these proposals.

A full copy of the Cornwall County presentation slides, made to the Community Network Area members to explain the scope of the proposed trial area is also available if you want to have a look through.


UPDATES TO THE HIGHWAY CODE

Changes to the Highway Code were made that will have an impact on all road users.

H1 – it is important that ALL road users are aware of The Highway Code, are considerate to other road users and understand their responsibility for the safety of others. Everyone suffers when road collisions occur, whether they are physically injured or not. But those in charge of vehicles that can cause the greatest harm in the event of a collision bear the greatest responsibility to take care and reduce the danger they pose to others.

H2 – Rule for drivers, motorcyclists, horse drawn vehicles, horse riders and cyclists
At a junction you should give way to pedestrians crossing or waiting to cross a road into which or from which you are turning. Drivers MUST give way to pedestrians on a zebra crossing, and to pedestrians and cyclists on a parallel crossing. Cyclists should give way to pedestrians on shared use cycle tracks and to horse riders on bridleways. Only pedestrians may use the pavement. Pedestrians include wheelchair and mobility scooter users

H3 – Rule for drivers and motorcyclists
You should not cut across cyclists, horse riders or horse drawn vehicles going ahead when you are turning into or out of a junction or changing direction or lane, just as you would not turn across the path of another motor vehicle. This applies whether they are using a cycle lane, a cycle track, or riding ahead on the road and you should give way to them.

You should stop and wait for a safe gap in the flow of cyclists if necessary. This includes when
• approaching, passing or moving off from a junction
• moving past or waiting alongside stationary or slow-moving traffic
• travelling around a roundabout


Reporting witnessed driving offences.

Aware of the changes to the Highway Code and have a dashcam fitted or have recorded it whilst walking/cycling on your mobile?  If you notice any road traffic offences such as dangerous driving, driving without due care and attention, careless driving, using a mobile phone handheld, not wearing a seat belt, contravening a red traffic light or contravening solid white lines you could be able to upload your footage and make a full police report.  Operation Snap  can be used to report these incidents yourself.  For full details follow the link….. 


Parking

Parking at Durgan/Bosloe and Nansidwell have been brought up more and more over this winter. Please remember that there are people living and making their living on these roads who require not only personal access but access for delivery vehicles, refuse collections and large farm equipment. We also need to ensure Emergency Services can get through at all times.

We ask that you park safely at all times and do not block to roads.


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