Bedford Borough Council deserves to be in the news again.
As part of their involvement with MAG’s GET A GRIP! campaign, they have decided to start using non-slip overbanding throughout their region. This will be on an ‘as needed’ basis and won’t be retrospective, but crack filling and seam joining happens all the time, so this is great news.
This move comes on the back of Bedford Mayor Dave Hodgson’s approval of trials permitting motorcycles to use bus lanes and the Council’s decision to trial composite, non-slip manhole covers.
They have also fitted extra parking bays for motorcycles, are currently identifying new areas that may be suitable and trialling an inovative ground anchor locking system.
Campaigns Manager Paddy Tyson says “Hats off to Bedford Borough at a time when too many Authorities use budget constraints as an excuse for inaction.”