Bradford Council are pushing through plans which would see Ilkley and Ben Rhydding blanketed with over 130 speed bumps.
But results of a local consultation show that the scheme has been met with huge local opposition, with 91% of Ilkley residents consulted opposing the plans.
The plans are would see 133 speed cushions and 10 speed tables, along with the town-wide 20mph limit.
The speed bumps are proposed on major roads throughout Ilkley, including Grove Road, King's Road, Victoria Avenue, Valley Drive, Wheatley Lane, and Ben Rhydding Road.
Local Conservatives, including Robbie Moore MP, have raised concerns that this blanket approach is counter-productive and costly and have advocated for a more targeted approach.
A targeted approach would focus on bad junctions and critical areas like schools, ensuring the added protection is delivered where it is needed.
The proposals, which are expected to cost hundreds of thousands of pounds, will not only be funded through council tax but additionally up to £87,500 will come directly from the Ilkley Town Council precept.
Reacting to the news, Ilkley's MP Robbie Moore said:
Robbie Moore MP said:
“Despite overwhelming opposition to Labour-run Bradford Council’s plans to blanket our town with road humps - with 874 against the plans and only 82 in favour - Bradford Council have decided to push on regardless, riding roughshod over a local democratic process and ignoring the views of local residents.
As identified through Bradford Councils own consultation, local views are clear - these proposals are not right for Ilkley. We want targeted measures that will have a strong impact, not a wasteful, disruptive catch-all approach. I encourage residents who oppose the scheme to contact email@example.com with their objections before the deadline.”
The MP is also urging local people to submit their reaction to the plans by visiting robbiemoore.org.uk/SpeedBumps