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Undo Ings

Arksey, England, residents say they tried time and time again over two decades to get Doncaster Council to repave a section of Ings Lane. The mud and deep holes, they say, presented obstacles to both vehicles and pedestrians. They claim officials said the road wasn’t their responsibility, so residents put in 6,000 pounds (US$9,654) to get the road paved and speed humps installed. Now the council says it has “always” maintained Ings Lane, the speed humps are “illegal,” and it’s going to take them out. “This section of Ings Lane has no history of accidents in the past 10 years and is used by just a small number of residents and agricultural vehicles,” says the council’s environment director. “There are 1,000 miles of roads across Doncaster and we have to prioritize major routes and accident hotspots.” (AC/South Yorkshire Times) ...Which makes sense unless you’re one of that “small number of residents.”
Original Publication Date: 19 October 2014
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