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Rising security bollards will stop Slough's 'rat runners'

Rising security bollards will stop Slough's 'rat runners'
Rising security bollards will go live on a Slough street next week to stop motorists from treating the area like a 'rat run'.

According to the Windsor Express, drivers have been parking illegally and using the High Street stretch as a convenient short cut.

But from next Monday (January 10th), two rising bollards will be in operation to stop such behaviour.

The first bollard, on Park Street, will protect the entrance to the pedestrianised side of the street, while another off the junction High Street shares with Windsor Road.

They will be in operation for 24 hours a day on Park Street, while the Windsor Road bollard will be in operation during normal trading hours, Monday through to Saturday.

Permitted vehicles - like taxis and buses - will be able to pass through easily thanks to a number plate recognition system. People with blue disabled badges will be able to speak to a control room to get access, the newspaper said.

"The western end of the High Street is access for buses, taxis and blue badge holders only during normal shopping hours but for many years it has been used as a rat run for anyone trying to cut out part of the Windsor Road or wanting to park illegally along that stretch," Joe Carter, the council's head of transport, told the newspaper.

Recently, bollards were installed on a pavement in Reading, after motorists had been spotted mounting the kerb, forcing pedestrians to jump out of the way.ADNFCR-3337-ID-800324678-ADNFCR

Date: 05/01/2011 16:30:15

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