Skip to main content

Traffic calming

Our aim is to keep traffic flowing across Bedford Borough, but also to keep residents safe. If you believe vehicles are speeding down your road then there are various measures we might be able to put in place to prevent this, such as:  

  • speed humps
  • speed tables
  • speed cushions 
  • raised junction
  • speed cameras

The implementation of traffic calming measures is based on assessment, priority, and available funding. All requests will be considered, but not all requests may be granted.

To request a traffic calming measure, please contact the Highways Helpdesk on Highways.helpdesk@bedford.gov.uk or telephone 01234 718003.

Speed limit change

You can request a speed limit change on a road, the request will take into account:

  • the characteristics of the road, such as its alignment
  • the level of activity alongside the road
  • the accident record
  • existing local speed limits
  • the cost of the works and enforcement.

If after consideration a change in speed limit is granted, a new traffic regulation order would need to be approved. 

All requests will be considered, but not all requests may be granted.  

To request a speed limit change, please contact the Highways Helpdesk on Highways.helpdesk@bedford.gov.uk or telephone 01234 718003.

Speed camera 

If you feel a road is unsafe and is in need of a speed camera you can request one using this form.

We do consider each request but not all requests will be granted.  

To request a speed cameraplease contact the Highways Helpdesk on Highways.helpdesk@bedford.gov.uk or telephone 01234 718003.