Sadly the speed strips/counters on Fox Lane are set just north of the Derwent Road junction and below the Grovelands Road junction. These two points mark the beginning and end of the widest and highest speed section of the road. I live in the mid-point and am woken almost every morning by the same car(s) reaching max acceleration as they pass my house (normally i love the sound of a V8). The southern counter is at a braking point after that speed run and immediately before a significant narrowing in the road - hence the slower speeds recorded. If they put the speed bumps at those two locations they won't slow anyone down. We need a speed bump just above or below the Lakeside Road junction.
There are now two speed strips on Conway Road, one perhaps 40 metres beyond the mouth of Ulleswater Road if you are travelling South-West toward the tennis courts and another beyond the tennis courts, and one on Harlech Road toward the lower end. Seems about right to me.
The reaction of drivers to the first of these is interesting: a few slow down almost to a stop (I assume knowing what they're for), others drive without a pause, some at a reasonable speed, some too fast in my opinion. [It's hard to estimate the speed of traffic accurately from the pavement, most people over estimate.]
I didn't check Ulleswater Road today, but the last time I cycled up it there were no speed strips. Odd if it's still like that? Will take a look asap, but I'll be a bit preoccupied tomorrow.
Someone has painted over the messages on the planters at the ends of Selborne Road, the Mall and Amberley Road. What could be the motive for this act of vandalism against council property?
Normal, everyday vandalism? No, far too neat.
Someone who doesn't think that rat-running cars should be "welcomed" in their neighbourhood? No, they would have replaced the welcome message with something less welcoming and not necessarily polite.
Someone asserting his right as a red blooded Englishman to drive wherever he likes as fast as he likes? Surely not, red blooded Englishmen would never dream of breaking the law by defacing something paid for out of taxpayers' money. And they're all gentlemen.