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Approximately 18 months ago Transport for London paid for a 20mph speed zone with speed humps/cushions to be set up in the Marshalls Park area of the London Borough of Havering. This system is supposed to be self-regulating but it does not work. It has therefore been a total waste of taxpayer's money and effort. One of the effects of this installation has been speed cushions being placed into four parking bays. Is this a first for Havering Council? Is there anything in the regulations to prevent speed cushions being placed in existing parking bays?

Asked on 12 September 2009 by

Answered by Honest John
TfL's lightening quick response was: “We don't have any speed humps on our roads, we only manage 5 per cent of London's roads (the Red Routes), nor would we install any speed humps on other people's roads. We do support the use of 20 mph zones where they are appropriate and will contribute to cutting road deaths and London boroughs can apply to TfL for funding for road safety measures. However, the placement of speed humps are a matter for the individual borough not TfL.” So it looks like the cock-up was entirely the fault of your council. I’ve seen humps in parking bays in Fulham too, so the disease has spread
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