Make Lodge Lane safe and bring back a sense of community
This petition is on behalf of the residents of Lodge Lane N12, a
very narrow lane with barely 1m wide pavements and no room for
2 way traffic. Cars are continually climbing the pavement to get
past each other so we are unable to exit our front gardens on one
side of the road. We are angered that speeding restriction
measures in Lodge Lane seem to be having no effect
whatsoever on the amount of traffic and speed of vehicles
travelling down our small lane. One of the 20mph illuminated slow
speed signs does not work and the signs have been placed
in inappropriate positions so that they are not easily
noticed and ineffective.We have highlighted, in the past, the
problem with 2 way traffic in our road, the noise, pollution and
lack of safety for residents and pedestrians, not to mention
the stressful tension from bad tempered drivers, swearing and
beeping sometimes from 7am until dusk. This is a residential,
narrow lane which, the council seems to have forgotten,
contains residents and a school exit full of children
entering and leaving. Minimal budget and time has been
allocated to improve the quality of life or safety of our
users, including no measures for safe walking during
covid. It is appalling that more consideration is given to
other suburban roads with less traffic, situated in quieter
areas, not 'off' the High Road. For example, in the past,
there were many months of traffic curbing discussions and
experiments - at great expense - around Partingdale
Lane, tucked away between Frith Lane and Mill Hill Ridgeway.
Few pedestrians use this road.
Lodge Lane is a historically important road for the area. We now have a Tommy statue, cottages dating back to the early 1800s, a list of famous and noted past residents, a small market and a community that is struggling to feel safe. Traffic means the community spirit we have had is being destroyed. We need to restore some tranquility for the residents
Please can you help us get these problems seriously addressed and sign our petition.
This ePetition ran from 28/11/2020 to 09/01/2021 and has now finished.
73 people signed this ePetition.