On our walk yesterday, we counted out the newly laid TEN speed bumps down at the harbour road. It is not a terribly long road, yet it was deemed that ten of these carbuncles were required. Along this area, there is a safe walkway, a coach/bus park, a furniture shop, empty commercial premises, a glass-maker who works part-time in his workshop, garaging, mostly housing small boats, and a café. Generally, there is no traffic concern during the day. If there was some honesty in this matter, there's not very much to worry about at other times either.
There is a fair bit of grumbling on the lines of overkill. I wonder if the bumps are set at a width (two at each point in the road) that allows the current axle measurements of emergency vehicles, such as ambulances and fire engines, to ride safely through the 'blockades' at speed.
The road bumps have pushed the few two and four wheeled 'racers' one street back where people live. Clever that. There's another road that accesses the harbour road by the café, it is a conservation area. It used to be very quiet; not any more. Anyone who values their vehicle exhaust pipe and body work, or bicycle wheel, now uses that route. Wherever did intelligent social planning go?