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Heavy electric buses are making our houses shake

Reported via mobile in the Roads/Highways category by Ryan Nell at 22:07, Mon 16 August 2021

Sent to Lewisham Borough Council less than a minute later

Neighbours up and down the whole length of Sprules Road, ourselves included (at number 3), are complaining about our houses jolting and shaking violently whenever the new exceedingly heavy electric buses hit the speed bumps. Some of the driver go a little slower and the jolt is less noticeable but many hit the bumps without slowing and our houses jump as they do. Many neighbours have noticed new cracks and damage since the electric buses arrived in March 2021. We are all worrying about damage to the fascias, walls, and possibly even subsidence if the problem isn’t solved. The council is passing the buck to TfL. TfL apparently don’t accept that buses can damage houses 🙄 The bus company have apparently however asked drivers to drive slower, but as stated many of them hit the bumps at speed. A solution might be to cut grooves in the speed bumps to accommodate the buses’ wheels, or to re-route the bus route (though that could inconvenience the school), but something more than driver education needs to be done.

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  • Please report any incidents of speeding to the metropolitan police

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Lewisham Borough Council at 20:25, Tue 17 August 2021

  • This is not a speeding report. This is a complaint about vibrations caused by the heavy electric buses as they cross the speed bumps. Staying under or on the 20mph speed limit doesn’t hugely help with this. Extreme slowness (5mph?) is needed on the bumps to avoid the shock wave.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted by Ryan Nell at 10:55, Wed 18 August 2021

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 22:03, Wed 15 September 2021

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