We are looking to encourage local communities, to decide upon new traffic management measures for their areas at a local-level. These decisions can then be made efficiently and democratically, in the best interest of the local and wider community.
We will continue to prioritise and deliver these measures as requested, and where appropriate.
We understand that restrictions such as speed limits and traffic calming are often emotive subjects within communities.
All requests must be passed through local parish and town councils or the local elected Member for the respective ward. We cannot accept requests directly from individual residents.
Make a request for new traffic management measures
Requests for new traffic management measures need to be directed to town, parish council or Elected Members
Once discussed at a local level, town and parish councils or local Member, can make a request to Dorset Council to carry out initial investigations.
Things to consider
Town and parish councils, and local Member, should discuss, consider the proposal, consult with residents and carry out a local analysis which takes into account four key factors:
When we receive requests, we will consider the proposals carefully, looking practically at each request as well as against criteria, before making any final decisions.
In principal, priority is given to work at sites where there are a number of historical recorded collisions.
Please note that in the current financial climate we are only able to introduce a very small number of new measures in comparison to years past.