Imperatives for BaNES
At peak times, Camden Road is over 50% as busy as the main arterial A4, the London Road, and yet it is a narrow, single track, residential street. The full 1.5 mile rat run through both Larkhall and Camden draws in traffic not only from the East and North but also the South of the city. This traffic passes three schools, uses constricted residential streets and threatens residents and the many commuting pedestrians with illegally poor air quality. At non-peak times air quality recovers slightly, but most drivers exceed the 20 mph speed limit creating other safety issues.
Whilst accepting that poor air quality is a pressing Bath-wide issue the CRA delivered its report at a B&NES Cabinet meeting on 7th February and requested that the Council consider the area of NE Bath particularly carefully.