Speeding in Tangier Road is big concern for neighbours

Community Speedwatch photo taken in Hanway Road (c) Hampshire Constabulary''From left to right :-'Michelle Willson - Volunteer'Elaine Alexander - Volunteer'Lynne Stagg - Volunteer and Councillor'Oliver Willcocks - Road Safety Officer at Portsmouth City Council Derek Wiseman - Volunteer PCSO Stephen Ward

Community Speedwatch photo taken in Hanway Road (c) Hampshire Constabulary''From left to right :-'Michelle Willson - Volunteer'Elaine Alexander - Volunteer'Lynne Stagg - Volunteer and Councillor'Oliver Willcocks - Road Safety Officer at Portsmouth City Council Derek Wiseman - Volunteer PCSO Stephen Ward

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Residents have highlighted on a number of occasions the problems of speeding along Tangier Road, and the number of accidents which have happened in the road.

We have also tried, time and time again, to get the people responsible for road traffic management in the city to recognise that Tangier Road runs from the railway embankment to the Eastern Road. It is not a direct through road, despite the fact that the council has always treated it as one.

We are told that it is not possible to reduce the speed limit to 20mph because of the designation given to the road, but if that was based on incorrect information provided by the council then perhaps it is time to look again at the basis of that designation.

There are now problems arising from the new housing development on the western end of Tangier Road, and traffic coming along Tangier Road (east to west) to enter the top end of the road. The highways department has marked the turn from Milton Road into Tangier Road with a direct curve, indicating that there is no need to slow down, give way or stop when entering Tangier Road.

There has been near accident with a cyclist shooting directly across in front of a car turning into Tangier Road from Milton Road.

Luckily the car was being driven very slowly.

I understand that there had previously been an incident with a motorcyclist and a cyclist at that junction.

It would appear that nobody bothered to look again at the road markings following the increased traffic entering and leaving the new housing development. Speeding in Tangier Road is a big problem for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers.

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