After readers ridiculed six new speed bumps at the exit of the Pavilions’ car park two have been removed.
Users of the Horsham leisure centre branded the traffic calming measures ‘ludicrous’, but Horsham District Council claimed that the 5mph speed limit is widely ignored and the six speed bumps were necessary to slow the vehicles down.
However it declined to comment on the scheme’s cost.
One reader, who asked to remain anonymous, said: “It’s ludicrous and ill conceived.
“I’m all for traffic calming but that’s taken it to the nth degree of ridiculous.”
Asked on social media site Facebook what they thought of the addition, most readers thought it was ‘overkill’, questioned whether they were needed, and thought they would damage car suspensions.
A spokesperson for Horsham District Council said: “The 5mph speed limit in the Pavilions in the Park car park is widely ignored making it dangerous for children and other pedestrians so Horsham District Council is reviewing traffic calming on the site along with measures to make it easier to set down and pick up children near the entrance.
“We also know it is dangerous at the car park exit as people ignore the ‘stop’ instruction and do not give way to Post Office vans, cyclists and pedestrians, so we have installed speed bumps to slow vehicles down. We will review their effectiveness to make sure we are striking the right balance between safety and ease of exit.”
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Horsham District Council has been approached for comment on the two bumps’ removal.