Most wanted humps - the more vicious the better as far as Im concerned. But a few dont want them , and those who don't are vehemently against them
So the next thought was to re-tarmac the lane so it looks like a playground. Bit the Council said no to that - something about encouraging children to play in the road
So we then went to greening the back lane and trying some visual cues to get drivers to slow down - and this was the suggestion - planters . They couldn't put them out into the road, overhanging the kerb , so they are pushed back against free wall, between doors and garages, distributed down th back lane. Residents will be responsible for their upkeep .
But go on - be honest - will that dissuade cars ? Here's the drivers view going down the lane
But never mind , we had a Street party (supported by Newcastle Neighbours - a Council initiative) , with face painting and a magicians for the kids , and the adults came along to eat and drink .
61 Adults and 19 children.
Some pictures are on flickr
We tried to get the Council to measure Speeds before and after but they couldn't/wouldn't . I think we will be back in a while wanting more effective traffic calming - but at least its a start