Innovative Rogate road scheme unveiled

Consultations into traffic calming measures - residents and parish council happy with new scheme proposed for Rogate ENGPPP00720131110125231
Consultations into traffic calming measures - residents and parish council happy with new scheme proposed for Rogate ENGPPP00720131110125231
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AN INNOVATIVE scheme set to reduce the speed of traffic in Rogate will be unveiled tomorrow (Tuesday, October 7)

Rogate parish councillors will be making a presentation to members of the West Sussex County Council’s county local committee (CLC) following work carried out by its options appraisal study.

In October, the CLC agreed to fund a study to provide ideas and options for improvements in the village, where pedestrians face daily dangers crossing the busy A272 which divides Rogate, to get to the shop and the primary school.

County councillors agreed the findings of the study would be one of its priorities for 2016-2017.

The ‘shared space’ scheme which will be outlined is already widely used in Europe to reduce speed where major roads impact on community life.

“The idea is to make drivers more cautious by taking away signs, zig-zags and other road markings.