Residents, particularly those living along and near Heath Road, might have a view on the ‘road table’ Surrey CC are going to make on the road between the pedestrian crossing and Waverley Road and also into Brooklands Lane. There will also be further double yellow lines in Waverley Road and Brooklands Lane.
This is all being done to make it safer for cyclists to negotiate the cycle/pedestrian path from the station down to Waverley Road and then onto the Churchfields town paths.
A public consultation has opened today going until 22 January, even though the work is starting from 11 January and scheduled to last for 2 months.
Road tables are normally used in low traffic residential streets as traffic calming devices. They are designed so that traffic slows down to 20 mph or less to go over the ramps.
Excess speeding along Heath Road can be a problem particularly with traffic coming downhill from the station. In terms of noise this is often worse during the night when HGVs from Brookland’s business park take this route to the M25, which in theory, they should not do as they are meant to go via the A3 at Cobham.
There does not seem to be any provision for advance warning signs in the project which, if present, might give drivers adequate time to slow down when coming down the hill which has a 1:20 gradient.