Outrage is sparked by ‘ridiculous’ paintings of EIGHT giant 20mph signs in a single cul-de-sac.
Residents on an east London street have described new speed signs as “ridiculous” and “hideous,” prompting calls for the local council to spend its money more wisely.
Neighbors are outraged by Waltham Forest Council’s decision to paint eight 20mph signs on a single cul-de-sac, claiming they make the area look like a racetrack or highway and demanding the council focus its efforts elsewhere.
The speed markings were installed earlier this week at the entrance and exit of Hurst Close, a small road in Chingford, east of the capital.
They are necessary, according to the council, for people to move “confidently across the borough.”
Tracey Gould, who has lived on the freshly painted road since the late 1980s, isn’t convinced.
She claimed that such signs should be placed in places where they are needed, such as main roads or outside schools, and called the work a “waste of money.”
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“I understand that safety is paramount, but speeding is not even an issue on our road – you can’t even get up to 20 mph because of the curbs and cars parked on either side,” she said.
“It might have been acceptable if they had put one or two down, but they don’t have to be as big.”
“With only one entrance and exit to the street, we’re a bit like a frying panhandle.”
“These are ridiculously large; they’re a car’s length.”
“They’re hideous, and they’re all over the road.”
Ms Gould, 49, believes that the money spent would have been better spent if the council had filled in the numerous potholes on Hurst Close.
Despite the fact that she finds the new speed signs “insane,” she does not want more taxpayer money spent on their removal.
The paintings, according to Councillor Clyde Loakes, are the “least intrusive and expensive” measures because they cost around £60 each.
He also clarified that the council has no say in the size, shape, or spacing of the “traffic calming measures” that the Department of Transportation has approved.
“Waltham Forest Council is nearing the end of its program of works to ensure that all residential roads under the council’s jurisdiction have a maximum speed limit of 20mph,” he said.
“These projects in Chingford will aid in the creation of.
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