Traffic Survey Results
ALKHAM VALLEY ROAD, ALKHAM – ATC RESULTS
Please see the traffic survey summary results for the Alkham Valley Road sites. Also, the full results have been posted under an excel format. The surveys were directed and undertaken by KCC Highways team at the behest of Alkham Parish Council (APC).
The resultant survey data will be crucial in helping to determine the best way forward for the current APC Highways Improvement Plan (HIP) when reviewed in March 2022.
KCC Highways Scheme Planning and Delivery Team can only make resources available to review HIP plans on an annual basis. APC submitted traffic improvement and safety priorities are subject to a KCC Highways evidence-based approach to help to prioritise investment in Casualty Reduction Schemes to ascertain if there is any pattern of personal injury crash records for the past three years that could be addressed by engineering methods. KCC Highways also base all speed limits requests on the 2013 Department for Transport (DfT) Circular “Setting Local Speed Limits”.
This guidance is used to evaluate all new requests and KCC Polices stance is that any speed limit introduced outside the DfT guidance may not only be ineffective, but it may leave the Police with the task of carrying out enforcement where previously excess speed did not exist. KCC Police will look for a speed limit to be appropriate and self -enforcing with the use of traffic calming and signage.
In the interim period before review, APC will continue to collect and gather traffic information and data to help support our submitted traffic priorities and present to KCC Highways for investigation and approval. Alkham Speed watch work and gathered data plays an important support role in achieving our overall aim in making Alkham highways as safe as possible for all users.