Motorists complain of punctured tyres as traffic calming island appears too big for road

PUBLISHED: 12:00 15 June 2017

Traffic calming measures in Wansbrough Road. Picture: Timmay Curtis

Traffic calming measures in Wansbrough Road. Picture: Timmay Curtis


Motorists have criticised a traffic calming island in Worle which appears to cross into the oncoming carriageway.

Wansbrough Road in Worle. (Picture: Timmay Curtis).Wansbrough Road in Worle. (Picture: Timmay Curtis).

Campaigners have been calling for a pedestrian crossing in Wanbrough Road for the past three years.

North Somerset Council has now installed two traffic calming islands in response to concerns – but one of them is slightly too big.

Some motorists have reported puncturing their tyres on the kerb, while others say the reflectors do not work well enough to show the islands at night.

North Worle councillor Marcia Pepperall said the traffic calming measures would protect schoolchildren, as the road is close to both Priory Community School and Castle Batch Primary School.

Campaigning parents said their children were ‘dicing with death’ each time they crossed the road from Priory.

But motorists have criticised the works, saying the islands are also too close to the bus stop, meaning it is causing congestion as cars cannot overtake.

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