ePetition - Foot and Cycle Path For Roedean Road and Traffic Calming

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Foot and Cycle Path For Roedean Road and Traffic Calming

We the undersigned petition Brighton & Hove Council to create a footpath and put in place associated road calming measures on Roedean Road to improve access for pedestrians and cycles and to improve community safety. The footpath will join the existing path, which ends at East Brighton Golf Club to the west entrance to Roedean Crescent where no pavement currently exists.

The footpath to exit the City on Roedean Road ends abruptly at East Brighton Golf Club and restarts at the western entrance to Roedean Crescent. Consequently pedestrians including the elderly, children and vulnerable persons have no option but to walk on the road. This is the only convenient pedestrian route connecting the Roedean Neighbourhood and Roedean School to the City.

In March BHCC turned down a planning application for 3 family homes with road access from Roedean Road. This in part denied on the grounds of a damning assessment of road safety by BHCC which can be seen at BH2020/00971. A new submission has been made under BH2020/01756 yet these dangers persist. Traffic calming measures and a pavement are urgently needed for the benefit of the safety of the occupants of all new homes on Roedean Road.

Roedean Road to the east of Roedean Fire Station is a rat run where vehicles quickly gather speed to exit the city and there is a high incidence of cars travelling above the unenforced the speed limit. This places pedestrians in the path of vehicles and discourages pedestrian and cycle access to Roedean and the City. The speed of traffic entering and exiting the City on Roedean Road is a danger to public health and safety. Once vehicles are through the traffic light moving east drivers tend to put their ‘pedal to the metal’. Narrowing the road, by adding a shared space cycle/pedestrian footpath, in conjunction with other traffic calming measures, would be congruous with the narrowing of the road outside Roedean Fire Station and would slow traffic down. There have been a number of serious accidents in this area.

Started by: Craig Jones (Roedean Residents Association)

This ePetition runs from 03/07/2020 to 28/09/2020.

232 people have signed this ePetition.

Council response

Will be presented to the Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee on 29 September 2020

 


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