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road safety

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Petition to UK Parliament, Highways England, Wakefield Metropolitan District Council, West Yorkshire Police, WMDC Transportation and Highways, Highways Wakefield

URGENT REVIEW of Dangerous Road - Blacker Lane, Wakefield - 24 accidents in 12 months!

Blacker Lane, Netherton, Wakefield, West Yorkshire has always been a road that could be considered dangerous.  The road offers a bypass between Calder Grove and Netherton and consists of a narrow country lane with tight corners, a chicane and corners both on the brow of a hill and at the bottom of a hill. Currently the road is a National Speed limit which is far too fast given the size of the road and the very limited visibility and needs urgent review. The chicane is also very tight and only really allows for two average sized cars to pass in opposite directions and even then near misses are a frequent event, with 24 accidents being recorded in the last 12 months. After reading the article (below) I am calling for an urgent review of the safety of this road to address the issues of safety and look at what option may be available to introduce speed restrictions, speed humps, speed cameras, better visibility, re-route the chicane into a straight section of road and it is my belief that this needs to implemented as a matter of priority due to the risk it presents to motorists and their passengers. Please take a moment to SIGN and SHARE this petition and let Highways England know that one accident every two weeks is too many and the safety of the road needs urgent review. This is the article I read in the Wakefield Express earlier today: "Safety calls for notorious road" - Read more at: https://www.wakefieldexpress.co.uk/news/safety-calls-for-notorious-road-1-9044327 Thank you very much for your support, David. UPDATE: It has been requested that consideration is made to:- Ban lorries from using the road: "Put a 3.5T weight limit on the road and bolt a lowering stantion under the railway bridge to prevent HGV from passing under it."  - Downgrade from National Speed Limit: "I live on there and feel that it would be much safer if the speed limit was reduced drastically". - Any plans to re-route the road are sensitive to the established hedgerows: "It is valuable hedgerow with wild life, flora & fauna that would never regenerate. 30 mph speed limit yes (there will still be idiots who speed of course) and ban the lorries".Thanks for your support and please take a moment to SIGN & Share ;) UPDATE: 4th March 2018 We have received over 1500 signatures in less than 48 hours, Thank You for all your support and please keep SHARING the petition so that we can increase awareness of the danger this road causes to motorists and local residents.Also Thank you to Claire Aydogan for all her support, the Notes from the meeting held on the 26th February 2018 and other documents are now available to view on the Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/groups/BlackerLaneRoadSafetyCampaign/Please keep SHARING the petition by Social Media, Facebook, Twitter, Email, however you can and let's hope that those in a position to make a change can do so, Thank you, David Flint

David Flint
2,458 supporters
Update posted 1 week ago

Petition to adrian.edwards@westberks.gov.uk

REDUCTION IN SPEED LIMIT - ANDOVER ROAD, NEWBURY RG14

Hi, The more I have been involved in the "Stop the Warren Road Access", the more it has become apparent to me that there is a problem with the Andover Road from a pedestrian and vehicle road safety perspective.  I have made inquiries in to the possibility of reducing the speed limits in the local area.  Now, with the support of the Headteachers and Governors of both Falkland and Park House Schools, the area we are looking at is around Falkland Primary and Park House schools, 30 mph to 20 mph extending to the junction of Monks Lane, to also include a stretch of Warren Road leading from the Andover Road to the side gate of Park House School.  In addition, extending the current 30 mph limit to the end of the residential area on the Andover Road (which is currently 40 mph). On this stretch of the Andover Road, there have been several near misses involving children who attend the local schools, 1 fatality in 2000 near to the junction of Kendrick Road, 4 reported incidents since 2012 in the area of the schools and 2 vehicles have left the road within a 10 month period in the area of Gorselands and Conifer Crest (one crossing the pavement and another falling into the ditch).  There may be more that I have missed but unless the Emergency Services attend it is not recorded and the statistics are difficult to obtain.  I have personally seen another vehicle crash at the junction of Conifer Crest which as far as I know was dealt with privately but was fairly significant.  The geography of the many cul-de-sacs situated off the Andover Road and the traffic flow, means it is difficult to enter the Andover Road by car, and so a reduction in speed of the oncoming traffic would go a long way to assisting with this and making it safer.  The relationship between the speed that a vehicle is travelling at the time it hits a pedestrian is also known to greatly effect the severity of the injuries.  The situation on the Andover Road was viewed as "already quite unacceptable" during a visit by the Highway Officers in Apr 15 (The Highways and Transport Response to the Sandleford Planning Application) and with the proposed addition of the Warren Road Access I feel we are justified in our requests. I also feel that there is a need for a zebra crossing in close proximity to the bus stop and dog bin/footpath situated on the Andover Road between Conifer Crest and Ladwell Close.  There are many dog walkers, children and elderly residents within the vicinity for whom the pedestrian crossing approx quarter of a mile distant is insufficient and this makes crossing the road difficult and therefore discourages them from using sustainable methods of transport promoted by the Government when using the facilities in the local area. Obviously, I do not know the strength of feeling within our local community for these changes and so I thought the best way of gauging what people would like was via this method, although it is not going to be used as a petition.  If the initiative gets support, Councillor Adrian Edwards will then use it, referring it to the Head of Highways and others. Your comments alongside your name would be appreciated as again it would be used to see if you support any of the proposals.  If you just enter your name it will be assumed that you are in agreement with all the suggestions.  Many thanks and please spread the word, Julie Knapman  

Julie Knapman
253 supporters