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To: Councillor Alan Smith

Ban lorries from Honor Oak Road

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Mothers Against Motoring Mayhem
Ban lorries from Honor Oak Road

For the sake of our children’s health, and the safety of residents and families walking to school, we ask Lewisham Council to ban lorries from the entire length of Honor Oak Road. Local authorities have a duty to reduce traffic when a road is being misused.

Why is this important?

1,200 children go to primary school on, or within 150 metres of, Honor Oak Road. This residential road is being misused as a cut through by large, highly polluting vehicles from the South Circular. The walk to school is dangerous and stressful. The pavements are very narrow in places and parents have been hit by the wing mirrors of lorries. Our air quality study found that pollution levels on the pavements outside Fairlawn School breached EU limits for Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2). Children and the elderly are most vulnerable to high levels of pollution.

How it will be delivered

In person

London Borough of Lewisham

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Reasons for signing

  • Pollution is made worse by the frequent long lines of stationary traffic due to the large volume of traffic and the low priority it has at London Rd junction
  • There is an adverse camber on both the road and the pavement, which, coupled with a fairly narrow road and a narrow pavement, mean that lorries and pedestrians are frequently thrown nearer together than they should be. This is very stressful if you have a toddler or small child keen to run along the pavement.
  • traffic is very heavy and slow-moving, and the exhaust fumes from the stationary lorries is really noticeable. the pavements are too narrow for lorries to pass safely during school pick up/drop off.

Updates

2016-07-08 16:38:33 +0100

100 signatures reached

2016-07-07 15:58:19 +0100

50 signatures reached

2016-07-07 06:52:48 +0100

25 signatures reached

2016-07-06 12:47:26 +0100

10 signatures reached