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Vehicles

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Started 6 days ago

Petition to Kingston Council, Kingston & Sutton Shared Environment Service

Improve the safety & environment for residents and visitors to 5-9 St Mary’s Rd, KT6 4JG

Hello,  I’m looking for your support in improving the environment and safety outside our homes on St Mary’s Road.  The management of 5-9 St Mary’s Road have already helped by fixing signs to the building walls and now Kingston Council have said that they are willing to make vehicle restriction changes for us if we, the residents, want this change to happen.  Of course, any changes will go through the formal council process with appropriate notices placed and a consultation period.   Please ask all members of your household to sign the petition and together we can improve the area.  Thanks for your support! Objective To improve safety of residents, pedestrians and other road and pavement users by aligning the vehicle restrictions outside 5-9 St Mary’s Road, Surbiton, KT6 4JG to that of the roads in the immediate surrounding streets. This will include upgrading the current single yellow lines and also restricting parking directly in front of the fire exits, entrances and access points to properties. Background Due to the vehicle restrictions in the affected area differing to the immediate surrounding area, it is attractive for shoppers using Victoria Road  (especially Sainsbury’s supermarket) to use the area for short term parking, waiting and turning.  There have been a number of “near-miss” incidents involving both pedestrians and vehicles due to the areas heavy vehicle usage.  Vehicles also come round the corner at speed and are not aware of the entrances or pedestrians when parking and reversing. Affected Area Description The area affected is the service road opposite Surbiton Plaza connected to St Mary’s Road and has the following at its boundaries: ·      Pedestrian entrance to the residential flats 5-9 St Mary’s Road ·      Fire exit / alternate entrance to the residential flats 5-9 St Mary’s Road ·      Car park entrance to 5-9 St Mary’s Road ·      Rear access to the Victoria Road Shops (Snappy Snaps, Nail Salon, Shoe Menders) The area is part of the Surbiton Controlled Parking Zone ‘S’.   Alternative Parking There are many parking alternatives in the area which include: ·      30 minutes of free street parking ·      Free parking in the Sainsbury’s car part with a £5 spend ·      Pay and display street parking ·      Pay and display car park on St Philip’s Road ·      Surbiton Station Car Park

Russell Longley
27 supporters