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Make the Osidge Lane Pedestrian crossings safer

We the undersigned petition the council to Make the pedestrians crossings on Osidge Lane safer particularly at the start and end of the school day.

I am writing this petition on behalf of the parents of Brunswick Park Primary School and as a local resident of N14.

It has become increasingly evident in recent months that the safety of pedestrians using the two pedestrian crossings on Osidge Lane N14 (near the Covid Testing Centre and Osidge Library) is being regularly compromised. I have observed that a significant amount of drivers fail to stop when pedestrians are engaged in crossing or waiting to cross at these points.

Many parents including myself have been witness to repeated incidents where cars have passed over the crossing while pedestrians are in situ endangering those trying to cross. Several
accidents have also occurred on these crossings in recent months and as a parent of a child at Brunswick Park I am concerned that if something is not done to highlight the crossings more effectively, there is a very real risk of a child being killed or badly injured on this road in the near future.

I have two suggestions which I believe would help make the road /crossing points a lot safer:
1) install a 20 mile an hour limit on this road during school drop off and pick up times as has been implemented in nearby Chase Road.

2) alert drivers to the crossing points and speed limit(s) with signs that flash continually during school drop off and pick up times

Currently there is signage on the road before each crossing however it only illuminates if a driver is breaking the 30 mile an hour limit.
This is not proving to be sufficient to alert drivers to the crossings and I have heard reports of drivers failing to stop on a daily basis. Many children travel independently to this school from year 5 onwards. My concern is that they might expect cars to always stop to allow them crossing priority on the zebra crossings abs may not be as watchful as when crossing other roads.

This ePetition runs from 30/09/2021 to 11/11/2021.

2 people have signed this ePetition.