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PostSubject: Mauricewood Road Traffic   Thu Jul 01, 2010 12:06 pm

Here is the report from the Advertiser about the campaign to cut down on speeding on Mauricewood Road

http://www.midlothianadvertiser.co.uk/news/Penicuik-campaign-over-road-safety.6376586.jp

Nice how the council basically say that they need some people to get killed (preferably children) before they can do anything about the problem!
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PostSubject: Re: Mauricewood Road Traffic   Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:45 pm

Please, not more speed humps!! I sympathise and agree with the issue but there must be other ways. Much of the problem lies with drivers coming down from the A702 that don't seem to want to slow to 30. Perhaps narrowing the road as in Cuiken Avenue might work.
Mind you, with all the government cuts, I can't see any budget being made available for this in the near future.
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PostSubject: Re: Mauricewood Road Traffic   Tue Jul 06, 2010 7:00 am

I have to agree on this one. The roads are bad enough as they are, without spending more money on speed bumps rather than fiixing the potholes.

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PostSubject: Re: Mauricewood Road Traffic   Tue Jul 06, 2010 9:02 am

We certainly don't want speed bumps but something does need to be done. I often find that you look before crossing and see nothing then someone comes charging up or down the road. Surely the best thing would be for the police to get out with their speed cameras and bring in lots of money in speeding fines - they could catch a few mobile phone drivers too!
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PostSubject: Re: Mauricewood Road Traffic   Wed Jul 07, 2010 12:18 pm

Something seems to be happening as there are "black boxes" fitted to two of the lamp-posts on the road now. No idea if they are to count the traffic or measure the speeds but we shall find out eventually I imagine.
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PostSubject: Re: Mauricewood Road Traffic   Fri Jul 16, 2010 7:52 pm

The "black boxes" were traffic counters although they did not leave them for very long and the latest development has been the removal of the bus shelter - very convenient with our current weather.
Who knows what will happen next?
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