Petition to Phedon Phedonos
Paphos 2017 City of Culture Embarrassment!
Boy racers will remain a term that I would use loosely to describe the anti-social behaviour of middle aged men who spend the vast majority of their time speeding and revving their cars and motorcycles up and down Poseidonos Avenue, Paphos, Cyprus and do so on a regular basis through the day, night and early morning. This behaviour has now traditionally gone on for many years much to the annoyance of Residents, Local Businesses and Tourists alike and very little continues to be done by the council or police in reducing or even stopping this offensive behaviour by irresponsible locals who obviously have very little respect for others, their community or their environment and who also have the audacity, on occasions, to remove the number plates on their vehicles so they cannot be reported. I cannot think of a better time in light of Paphos 2017 City Of Culture for both the Mayor and his departments to now put into affect a Zero Tolerance policy in restricting this unnecessary noise pollution. This behaviour is not only anti-social but an embarrassment and a reflection on both the Police, Successive Mayors and their Councils. So what should be done to curb this behaviour? 1. Introduce more speed restriction signs along Poseidonos Avenue. What road signage exists from Alexander the Great Hotel to the Tea for Two cafe remains negligible and needs upgrading. 2. Introduce permanent speed bumps, they exist and continue to be built everywhere else in Paphos and the surrounding area but not where they are really needed. 3. That both the police and the law courts introduce new by-laws and impose anything from heavy fines to confiscation of vehicles in order to curb this anti-social behaviour. 4. Lastly, can I suggest that for the safety of both Tourists, Residents and People with Disabilities that at least two more Raised Pedestrian Crossings are created at Beach Walkways from Poseidonos Ave to access the Beach front opposite The Nest Cafe and opposite The Place Royale (Dionysis Hotel) with dropped curbs for wheelchairs and mobility scooters. Again what official crossings there are on Poseidonos Ave are negligible and are not wheelchair friendly. This will then turn the negative behaviour on Poseidonos Avenue by the irresponsible few into a positive for everyone who live, work and holiday in Paphos. I would be grateful for the support of anyone reading this petition to help create a more tourist and disabled friendly environment for everyone who lives, works and holiday along one of Paphos Cites major tourists coastal roads.
Petition to email@example.com
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
Petition to Stewart Macdonald of East Dunbartonshire Council
Newdyke Road Traffic Calming Measures
Every resident living within the Newdyke Road / Hillhead area and surroundings will obviously have come across speeding drivers every night driving well over the speed limit up and down this road. We all know what we call them when you hear and see them speeding. It was only a matter of time before something happened and of course the night of 10th August 2017 - it happened. Poor 10 year old Matthew knocked down by a speeding driver on Newdyke Road.We hope he is ok and wish him a speedy recovery. This is the second child that has been knocked down on this road in the last 2 weeks. Now something needs to be done along this stretch of Newdyke Road.Its lucky Matthew is alive but someday it could happen again and it could be your child lying on that road next time. That Newdyke Road needs Traffic calming measures put in place and maybe some way of taking the parked cars off the road. There is a school along this road with a football pitch where a lot of kids normally play,so by having the Traffic calming measures in place can justify that your kids will arrive home in one piece. Speed bumps-Speed cameras- extra signs- Chicanes, anything to slow down drivers along this road. If you know this area and seen the evidence yourself,please sign the petition.If you have children or grandchildren who play around this area then get signing.The more signatures the more EDC will be pressurised into carrying these measures out. If I get enough signatures, I will personally go to EDC myself and fight to have these measures put in. Even though this is the main bus route from Harestanes to Glasgow,it may stop any measures getting put into place but if the buses also slow down for speed bumps it can prevent any accidents as well. We need this happen now before someone gets killed.
Petition to Highways England, Herefordshire Highways Authority
Safety Petition to prevent more serious accidents on A49
Safety petition A49 south of Hereford city (SO 50060 35852) 20.03.16. This petition aims to achieve changes to the signage and road layout on the A49, a road that has been the site of many accidents, injuries and fatalities throughout its whole length. Specifically this is a response to a serious accident that occurred on a stretch of road between the Grafton Garages and the relief road roundabout on Wednesday 16th March when a Landrover and sheep trailer hit the back of a car in which a mother and her child were trying to turn right into Norton Brook Lane. The trailer overturned onto the top of the car; another car was also involved in which the pregnant mother and child were thankfully unhurt, but the father suffered a serious leg fracture. He had to be cut out of his car. Norton Brook Lane is in constant use as it is the turn to a day nursery. Traffic needing to turn right into the lane are highly vulnerable as the turning is hidden, narrow and poorly signed, and cars that have gathered speed down the Callow Hill are often driving too fast to stop behind cars turning right. This problem has been present for many years and the recent accident has highlighted the danger of this stretch of road, and the fact that it is young children and babies who are regularly at risk. The petition will go to Highways England, local councillors and MPs, and the members of the Highways and Transport cabinet of Herefordshire Council. Your signature on this petition will help to improve the safety of everyone using this road and highlight the dangers of black spots on the A49. Following a major accident at this site on Wednesday 16th March 2016, we the undersigned request the following: 1. A 40 mph speed limit on the A49 from SO 50451 36583 to SO 49802 35447 2. The creation of a wide splay at the bottom of Norton Brook Lane to alert drivers on the A49 to the presence of this turning and make it clear why there are Reduce Speed signs. A wide splay would also improve visibility and leave more space for two cars or tractors to pass easily when one is entering and the other leaving. 3 Installation of school warning signs in both directions on the A49. 4. Improvement of the visibility of the Reduce Speed warning signs.
Petition to Transport Department
Increase motorway speed limits from 70mph to 90mph
With new safety techs in cars, the roads are capable of handling higher speeds. Also, if the speed limits are reasonable, then there would be no more need for leniency by the law enforcement, and having reasonable speed limits could allow drivers to focus more on the road rather than constantly watching their speed.