Forty Foot Road: Give us your view in road safety debate

Readers in The Hunts Post and Cambs Times poll were last week asked if they wanted to support the call to close the Forty Foot Bank Road, made by Chatteris town councillor Alan Melton. Alternatively, they were asked to vote for safety measures including l

Readers in The Hunts Post and Cambs Times poll were last week asked if they wanted to support the call to close the Forty Foot Bank Road, made by Chatteris town councillor Alan Melton.

Alternatively, they were asked to vote for safety measures including lowering the 50mph speed limit, installing speed cameras, installing lighting and banning overtaking.

The third option was "no change".

In the first week of the poll, which we continue this week, 87 per cent of readers wanted action. Some 55 per cent wanted extra safety features and 32 per cent wanted to close the road altogether.


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The other 13 per cent voted for no change.

To voice your opinion, please text, log on to our website, email or send a letter in the post.

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These are the options:

* Close the road.

* Reduce the speed limit to 30 miles an hour.

* Install speed cameras which record the average speed along the length of the road.

* Install lighting.

* Ban overtaking.

* No Change.

* Text the word TIMES followed by a space and then your vote - either 'close' - this indicates you would like to see the road closed, 'safety' - this indicates you would like to see safety precautions introduced such as speed cameras or a 30mph or 'no change' - if you think things are ok as they are. Then send your vote to the number 82189.

For example: If you would like to see more safety precautions introduced along the road you would text TIMES, then a space, then SAFETY and send to 82189. Texts cost 25p - less than the price of a first class stamp.

* To vote in our online poll. Go to www.huntspost.co.uk/content/huntspost/vote or go to www.huntspost.co.uk and follow the links to the Forty Foot Road story in the news section.

You will then be able to cast your vote via our website. All results will be published in next week's editions.

* To vote by letter, write to: Forty Foot Road Debate, The Hunts Post, 30 High Street, Huntingdon, PE29 3TB.

* To vote by email, send your views to: news@huntspost.co.uk (Please include your name and a postal address.)

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