https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/public38/images/localparty.gif We, the signatories, call on Hampshire County Council to undertake a thorough assessment of road safety on Sullivan Road Basingstoke and introduce measures to protect pedestrians including a pedestrian crossing on to help improve pedestrian safety and other traffic-calming measures for an increasingly busy and fast stretch of road.
Why is this important?
The road is very busy particularly in the area of the Brighton Hill Centre. The sight lines are poor with stationary buses and a blind corner. Cars regularly exceed the speed limit. There are high numbers of vulnerable people crossing the road. Elderly and unwell people cross to access medical facilities, children and young people cross to access two local schools and there is significant footfall to local shops. Often the only way to cross is to rely on the goodwill of drivers. When buses are stationary cars cannot see pedestrians crossing and vis-versa.
Do not wait until a child is injured or worse before improving road safety here.