Watching your speed on Claverton Hill and Widcombe Hill

With the start of the new semester, there will inevitably be more traffic coming to and from the Claverton campus – especially in the early morning (8-9am) and early evening (5-6pm) and staff and students are reminded to drive and cycle with care.

Widcombe Hill is notorious for cyclists losing control of their bikes due to excessive speed and in the past people have sustained serious injuries. For your own safety and that of others, please exercise caution and slow down.

Claverton Hill is a narrow, largely tree lined, twisting country lane where driving has to be undertaken with care.

A particular concern has been raised by local residents at the speed some vehicles travel along the lane – from above the American Museum to the junction of the A36 - and there have been a number of minor accidents.

Please can all staff and students using these routes ensure that they maintain a sensible speed (ie well below 30mph) and are in a position to stop safely should the need arise.

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