As a resident in Formby since 1972 I can testify to the growth in car ownership, the increase in the size of vehicles and an increase in the speed of vehicles on our residential roads. I urge all the residents to support this proposal. I've calculated that from where I live the time to get to Southport Road is minimal, a matter of a few seconds, even a worst case scenario suggests that the amount of time is less than a couple of minutes.
Slowing down will probably save lives, reduce noise and save fuel. It's also a chance to spot your neighbour and wave - that's got to be good, surely?
Sefton Council is seeking the views of local residents on the proposed introduction of a 20mph zone in the Piercefield Road Area.
The zones will have large 20mph signs at each entry point to the zone. Lamp posts will display smaller signs at regular intervals within the area. No road humps will be installed in the zone.
Formby Area Committee will decide whether to approve the scheme at its meeting on Thursday 10 January 2013 following the consultation which ends Friday 26 October.
Letters with details of the scheme including a plan and questionnaire are being sent to residents. It’s also possible to complete the details online at Traffic Scheme Consultation.
Is anyone else annoyed by the sight of this abandoned cycle next to the notice boards?
Has the owner abandoned it? Did the lock fail compelling the owner to leave it there? Has someone else stolen the front wheel or did the owner take it away as a souvenir?
These are just some of the questions I find myself asking. But most of all I'm getting annoyed it's been left there, it's an obstruction and in my view a potential danger to pedestrians.
I know what it's like when your lock fails, it's happened to me. I tried the hardware shop for cutting tools but finally I asked Formby Firefighters to help and they cut it free. One thing for sure though, I'd never have left my bike like the one featured here.
Is there anyone who can shed any light on this incident, or knows what's happening? Let me know.
Local residents and visitors to Formby may know this view.
Fortunately Sefton MBC are resurfacing the road from Victoria Road to Derby Road. As a cyclist who has regularly used the road I am delighted. It’s been a dangerous nightmare to cycle along, this image shows why.
There's at least three previous road surfaces visible in this example and it's around three inches deep. The resurfacing which starts on 10 September will see an end to the dangers posed to cyclists in the last two years or more.