Make Thames Street Safer and Preserve Our Heritage

Make Thames Street Safer and Preserve Our Heritage

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Patrick Leaney started this petition to Local councillors and

Join us in reducing dangerous speeding traffic on Thames Street in Lower Sunbury and damage to the many Grade II listed buildings by signing this petition to:

  1. install a speed camera on Thames Street
  2. smooth the on/off ramps of the speed bumps (not remove them) to reduce reverberation and harm to the heritage buildings in the street

Thames Street runs through the Conservation Area and has over thirty 18th and 19th century Grade II listed buildings, many of which are homes. Even with speed bumps many vehicles go through the street well above the 20 mph speed limit (see typical example in mph in attached photo):

  1. The narrowness of the pavement and road make this a serious accident waiting to happen.
  2. Buses (11 plus tonnes) and occasional heavier vehicles cause substantial shuddering of the heritage buildings:
    • this shuddering is significantly worse when their speed approaches and exceeds 20 mph
    • a bus which gets slowed by 2 mph on a steep ramp causes similar reverberations to an average car running into a brick wall at 30 mph
    • over 90 buses go down Thames Street each day.
  3. The speed bump ramps are too steep and do not comply with TfL's recommendations for buses.

The existing 7.5 tonnes vehicle weight limit already recognises the impact which heavy vehicles have along Thames Street. The buses are exempt, which we fully support, as they serve a vital service to the community.

The speed camera will ensure tight adherence to the speed limit making it a safer place for residents and pedestrians and this, along with the smoothing of the speed bumps, will preserve the heritage of the buildings.

Please sign this petition to help ensure Thames Street and its surrounding area is a safe, historically significant and pleasant place to live. Thank you for your support.

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