Urgent action from Kirklees Council to drastically improve road safety in Heckmondwike

Urgent action from Kirklees Council to drastically improve road safety in Heckmondwike

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Andrew Hall started this petition to Kirklees Council

Heckmondwike town centre has had 3 fatal road incidents in 2020 so far.

Each incident involved an elderly pedestrian and a Heavy Truck or HGV along the same short stretch of road: Namely Westgate, between the Northgate and Market street junctions.

Each incident has seen another family grieving, a friend lost and another driver's life changed forever.

Each incident has taken valuable resources from the emergency services, disrupted local businesses and negatively impacted the entire community.

Each incident was avoidable.

This cannot go on unchallenged by the Heckmondwike community. 

We urge Kirklees Council to:

  • Review road crossing timings, suitability and placements
  • Review road markings and signage
  • Review speed limits and traffic calming measures
  • Review the types of vehicle that can enter the town centre
  • Be open and honest with their findings and work with the local community to find solutions fast

We have further traffic problems that create excess congestion, cause unnecessary air pollution and promote anti-social driving. These issues should also be reviewed.

We, the residents of Heckmondwike demand this action as a right we have already paid for with our council taxes.

It is URGENT that Kirklees Council take action to ensure residents are safe on the roads in Heckmondwike.

It is the council's duty and responsibility.

Please sign.

Thank you

(photo shows incident on 30th September 2020 - taken from YorkshireLIVE website)

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