Pedestrian Crossing on Longmore Avenue near Monks Avenue
The traffic coming from down the Longmore Avenue hill and towards East Barnet is very fast moving. At the junction with Monks Avenue, the traffic going up the hill is often obscured by cars parked on Longmore Avenue - particularly from the vantage point of a child.
There is a bus stop (ID 53143) here that is used by multiple school bus services. Several children cross the road - often on their own to access the bus stop. This is a dangerous crossing - often leading to near-misses. Even adults find this crossing difficult - let alone children.
My 11 year old daughter who currently crosses the road on her way to primary school, will start doing this unaccompanied from September. She says: "I feel very unsafe crossing this road. Cars are coming at full speed, none of them stopping. They are also coming from four different directions(Longmore Av - up & down, Pank Av, Monks Av). It is almost impossible to focus on all of these places at once. Crossing is very daunting because I know that a single misjudgement could end horribly. The idea that I will soon have to cross the road without help is unnerving."
I have raised this with a few neighbours and unanimously there is agreement on the need for a crossing. Neighbours have also mentioned several accidents & near-misses on the road - one only 10 days back. A well-placed pedestrian crossing will make this a much safer road for pedestrians. There is a further need for traffic- calming measures on the slope leading to this junction, for example speed bumps.
Prompt assessment and installation would be much appreciated.
This ePetition runs from 05/04/2021 to 04/06/2021.
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