Provide safe pedestrian access between Wincobank and Meadowhall
  • Petitioned Sheffield City Council

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Sheffield City Council

Provide safe pedestrian access between Wincobank and Meadowhall

    1. Bridget  Ingle
    2. Petition by

      Bridget Ingle

      Sheffield, United Kingdom

May 2013


From petition creator Bridget Ingle: This week a pelican controlled crossing was installed on Tyler Street. Further improvements are being made at the junction of Barrow Road. Speed indicator devices have been installed on Tyler Street to raise awareness about the 30 mph speed limit on the road. It it also being monitored closely by the police who are carrying out regular speed checks. I cannot stress how important this petition was in ensuring that pedestrian safety improvements were delivered. Sheffield City Council (like most other authorities) has had massive budget cuts this year and funding is increasingly scarce for these kind of projects. So a very big 'thank you' to everyone who signed the petition. While the improvements will not bring Jan Westney back, it will make it a safer route and reduce the likelihood of such devastating accidents happening again. Best wishes to each and every one of you! Bridget Ingle

On the 4th July 2012 a Wincobank resident on her way to work at Meadowhall was struck by a speeding car on Tyler Street. The driver lost control, crossed the carriageway, mounted the kerb and knocked the pedestrian down the railway embankment. It took the emergency services 30 minutes to get her back up the banking. We are petitioning the council for further road safety improvements along Tyler Street and Barrow Road. These should include speed reduction measures, upgrading the double yellow lines to double red lines; barriers to stop vehicles mounting the pavement in the vicinity of the transport interchange entrance; fencing along the railway embankment; zebra crossing on Barrow Road at the junction with Tyler Street; changes in the sequencing of the traffic lights to allow pedestrians time to cross safely. Since Meadowhall was opened over 20 years ago Wincobank residents have had to negotiate very difficult conditions getting to and from the Centre. This must change.

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    Reasons for signing

    • phil doughty SHEFFIELD, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 2 years ago

      i live close by, also my son lives on this road & has on several occassions mentioned incidents, there is no safe crossing on a road which is used by pedestrians going to & from meadowhall on a regular basis

    • kathryn kemshall CHESTERFIELD, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 2 years ago

      The danger to pedestrians on this road is totally unacceptable. Do not forget that this poor lady was walking on a pavement where she should have been safe. Please Sheffield Council make this area safer before there is another tragedy.

      • about 2 years ago

      It is vitally important that where pedestrians and traffic accidents occur that every effort is made to protect pedestrians - this could have been avoided

      • about 2 years ago

      This is imprortant to me because i often walk from my house to meadowhall and i have had many experiences when there is either no time to cross(due to loads of cars) or cars speeding and almost knocking me over i love shopping in meadowhall and this is the only reason im not there everyday!, thank you

    • brenda thwaites SHEFFIELD, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 2 years ago

      the lady who was killed was a personal friend and is sadly missed


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