Proposed changes to traffic calming on Central Park Avenue

Councillor Ricketts with traffic island in Central Park AvenueWe will shortly be advertising plans to replace the new priority give way feature (traffic island) on Central Park Avenue with three speed humps.

Councillor Steve Ricketts, Cabinet Member for Transport and Housing Delivery says he has received ongoing complaints about the island, which was introduced earlier in the year as part of the Station to Central Park walking and cycling scheme.

Councillor Ricketts said: “Drivers and people across the city have been complaining to me about the island ever since it was installed.

“One of this administration’s priorities is to keep traffic moving and I believe very low road humps would be a better option here – helping to slow traffic without bringing it to a complete stop.”

The new humps will be similar to those already installed on Central Park Avenue and will ensure vehicles slow down as they approach the new crossing point at the Dale Road junction. No parking spaces will be lost as a result of the changes.

The proposal is being advertised by public notices in the Herald and on street. Any comments should be sent in writing to Plymouth Watchman Team, Ballard House, West Hoe Road, Plymouth PL1 3BJ or emailed to by Friday 26 August (quoting reference Amd.2016.1636344 – Central Park Avenue).

If approved, the work will be carried out in the autumn.