White Rock bumps removed after people get the hump

A SET of controversial speed bumps were pulled up yesterday, just three days after they were installed.

The traffic calming measure of six yellow bumps were installed on St Julian’s Emplacement, outside the White Rock Cafe, on Sunday.

However, they immediately came in for criticism from the cafe, its regulars and online for being unnecessary or making the area less safe.

It is understood the workers spent about half an hour removing the bumps yesterday morning.

It is planned that a more conventional speed bump be installed in the near future.

Guernsey Harbours have replaced the six road bumps with a more traditional long road hump. Picture by Peter Frankland. (28955996)

Guernsey Harbours has chosen not to issue any further comment on the change, but noted that in the original statement they had stated that the new system would be monitored and changes could be made. The original installation cost £360.

A White Rock Cafe spokesperson said they still felt there was no need for any further traffic calming measures.

The road is already mostly blocked by several large planters, leaving just a small gap for vehicles to pass through.

The spokesperson said they had never seen anyone speeding along the road during the daytime.

‘A lot of people have said how ridiculous it is,’ they said.

‘It’s a relief to see them removed.’

Guernsey Harbours have replaced the six road bumps with a more traditional long road hump. Picture by Peter Frankland. (28955992)

However, they were concerned that a long speed bump would be installed there instead, like up at the model yacht pond, where one was installed earlier in the summer.

Petit Train Guernsey Ltd owner operator Andy Furniss said that hump had been a challenge, as it did upset the comfort of his passengers.

‘I understand the need for it, but it would have been good if there had been a public consultation with users,’ he said.

Online, the traffic measures have come in for heavy criticism, with people querying how many – if any – people had been injured on the road outside the White Rock crossing.

‘One person said the old humps were ‘car wreckers’.

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