Leicester

New scheme to slow cars in Whitwick

Work to cut speeding through a Leicestershire village has been completed by the county council.

Speed cushions made from recycled rubber tyres have been installed in Talbot Lane, Whitwick.

The rubber cushions are cheaper and quieter than normal speed bumps with gaps to allow buses and emergency vehicles to pass through.

The £20,000 scheme also included narrowing the road and installing new pavement and railings.

Lesley Pendleton, county council cabinet member for environment and transport, said: "The improvements are designed to slow motorists down and have been introduced in response to residents' concerns about speeding traffic.

"The scheme will help improve the quality of life for the local community and the safety of pedestrians and other vulnerable road users who travel along the lane."

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