We are in receipt of your e-petition concerning the above, which was established on the County Council’s website on 18 June and closed on 30 September 2015, attracting 46 signatures. Such requests / enquiries initially prompt an investigation of the 5 year accident statistics for the whole of Knebworth. There have been 18 accidents, of which 17 have been slight injury and 1 a serious injury. The serious injury occurred at the junction of Gypsy Lane at the junction of Park Lane. Of the other 17 slight accidents, none have occurred within Milestone or Pondcroft roads, although there are 3 near the junction of Milestone Road on London Road. These records do not prompt core funding from Hertfordshire County Council’s Safety Budget, with monies being directed to sites with greater demand (i.e. higher or more serious accident statistics). Despite the above, it appears that some residents feel the speeds have increased since North Hertfordshire District Council introduced parking restrictions on these roads. In this respect it is recommended that some speed and volume measurement devices should be set up in various strategic locations on these roads and possibly in some adjoining roads. Where sites do not qualify for core funding, this type of investigation may be funded via the local County Councillor's Highways Locality Budget. Councillor Richard Thake has a small residue of monies remaining from his 15/16 HLB which could be utilised and the Highway Locality Officer is currently in discussions with him. Due to backlog of speed requests across the County, the earliest these speed surveys can be undertaken is in January 2016, bearing in mind that these surveys should not be undertaken during school half term holidays or the Christmas and New Year break as, at these times, the traffic flows may be substantially lower and not provide a true picture. Once the speed surveys are complete, they are assessed against the County Council’s Speed Management Strategy (SMS) to determine whether the ‘mean’ speeds exceed the desired speed limit for these roads. The full SMS can be accessed through HCC’s website Hertsdirect.org. If the speeds exceed the parameters in accordance with the SMS then further works or traffic calming measures could be considered. However, funding cannot be guaranteed as again this site would have to rank against many competing demands. The above information may assist in addressing your concerns regarding the traffic speeds in Milestone and Pondcroft roads.