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Motorbikes and off road bikes using the pedestrian walkway as a short cut

Reported via mobile in the Obstruction (Not Vegetation) category anonymously at 12:54, Fri 20 November 2020

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 2397346.

We have a continuous issue with motorbikes and other off road vehicles using the pedestrian walkway between Grindleford Close and Eyam Close as a short cut. Would the council consider the addition of bollards or similar to stop this before someone is injured or worse.

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  • Thank you for reporting a fault. We will use the information you have provided to assess and prioritise this fault in accordance with our published response times for fault reports.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 13:26, Fri 20 November 2020

  • 24/11/2020. Yet again we have motorcycle use of the public walkway between Grindleford Close and Eyam Close. This walkway serves no particular purpose, e.g route to shops, and would be better closed to stop misuse by local traveller groups who seem to think they have the right to speed along our road and this walkway.

    Posted anonymously at 14:04, Tue 24 November 2020

  • Thank you for your query to Northamptonshire County council’s Street Doctor Service with regards to motorcycles using the footway between Grindleford Close and Eyam Close. We will investigate this further to look into the possibility of introducing staggered barriers at either end of the footway to deter the use of motorcycles. It must however be pointed out that where barriers are installed sufficient access still has to be made to allow mobility scooters, pushchairs etc. to access along this section. We will also make the Police aware of this activity.

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 14:57, Fri 27 November 2020

  • Could you please update with the progress on this as the issue is still happening.

    Posted anonymously at 20:26, Wed 9 December 2020

  • Thank you for your query to Northamptonshire County council’s Street Doctor Service with regards to motorcycles using the footway between Grindleford Close and Eyam Close. We will investigate this further to look into the possibility of introducing staggered barriers at either end of the footway to deter the use of motorcycles. It must however be pointed out that where barriers are installed sufficient access still has to be made to allow mobility scooters, pushchairs etc. to access along this section. We will also make the Police aware of this activity. Order has now been placed for the installation of barriers in the new year

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 08:16, Thu 10 December 2020

  • Following an on-site risk based assessment there is no action required at this time.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 08:16, Thu 10 December 2020

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