Traffic calming

Much work is being done to 'calm' traffic in residential areas.

As highway authority, Wirral Council is committed to reducing the number of accidents on Wirral’s roads.

One of the methods used to control vehicle speeds is traffic calming initiatives; methods used include road humps, road markings, chicanes, changed road layouts, mini-roundabouts, 20mph zones or traffic priorities to slow traffic down.

A programme of work for traffic calming measures is approved each year by the Council.

Requests for traffic calming are carefully considered. Recommendations to progress schemes are based on the Council’s adopted criteria.

This includes the results of continuous monitoring of all of the borough’s roads, carried out by our Accident Investigation Unit in liaison with Merseyside Police and an appraisal of emergency services priority routes to see whether or not the scheme would affect their response time.

If you would like further information or would like to comment about a traffic calming scheme contact Streetscene using the details on the right.

The Local Safety Scheme programme of works for 2010/11 is available for download on the right.