ePetition - Pedestrian crossing for Freshfield Road

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Pedestrian crossing for Freshfield Road

We the undersigned petition Brighton & Hove Council to install a pedestrian crossing point on Freshfield Road BN2 2YG, between Queen’s Park Terrace BN2 9YA and Cuthbert Road, BN2 0EN. This part of Freshfield Road is used by parents and children going to and from St Luke’s School BN2 9ZF, Queen’s Park Primary School BN2 0BN and numerous pre-schools within walking distance.

Currently there is no safe place to cross (and no pedestrian crossing on Freshfield Road at all!). With hundreds of parents and children from Bakers Bottom and Craven Vale crossing Freshfield Road, everyday, the current island at the top of Cuthbert Road is completely inadequate for children and those with impaired mobility. Cars and the numerous lorries using the Freshfield Industrial Estate and the racecourse constantly travel along this busy road in excess of the current and unenforceble 20mph speed limit. It really is terrifying! A proper pedestrian crossing must be installed urgently before there is a serious accident.

The community feels physically cut off by this extremely dangerous road and a crossing would help to bring the community together and provide residents of Bakers Bottom and Craven Vale access to the green spaces of Queens Park and other public services, such as the post office and doctors surgery on Islingword Road.

The suggested location for the crossing is listed at number 38 on the current Council Pedestrian PriorityList 2014/15 but we believe another assessment would show that now needs to be prioritised before there is a terrible accident. We therefore also call on the Council to reassess the road on a school day between 8.30am-9.00am and again between 3.00pm-3.30pm. A crossing would ensure that the road would no longer be hazardous and children, parents, guardians and those with mobility impairments have safe access to their local schools.

This ePetition ran from 11/02/2015 to 25/03/2015 and has now finished.

787 people signed this ePetition.

Council response

The petition is due to be presented to the Full Council meeting on the 26th March 2015.


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