LLRA is pleased to advise that a community-funded Speed Indicator Device (SID) has now been permanently installed on Long Leys Road by the cemetery.
The new unit is solar-powered with battery storage, meaning it can operate 24-7 without intervention from volunteers. It displays instantaneous vehicle speeds to inbound Lincoln drivers, whilst also recording the speeds of those outbound Lincoln. Previous experience has demonstrated that the unit acts as a helpful reminder for drivers to check they are within the 30mph limit, especially after driving along the 60mph stretch of Long Leys Road.
Overall speed data from the new unit will be shared with residents from time to time and will also be used to inform police speed enforcement of times when speeding is more likely to occur.
This expenditure and activity is solely intended to keep the Long Leys community safe, especially those who are vulnerable such as young children. The A46 underpass is a particularly sensitive area, as young people on horses coming from West Common regularly turn right across oncoming traffic into the cemetery gates. Please play your part in this activity by keeping to the 30mph speed limit on Long Leys Road.
The existing battery-powered SID, maintained by volunteers, will continue to be moved around other locations on Long Leys Road and in the West End on a monthly basis.