To: West Sussex County Council (WSCC)

Slow Down for St Leonards

Slow Down for St Leonards

St Leonards Road in Horsham, West Sussex is a busy route and frequent speeding and dangerous driving has been observed, despite the 30mph residential area limit.

There have been 10 collisions in the last four years and we want to prevent this happening in the future with the introduction of measures to reduce speeding and make it safer to cross St Leonards Road.

Please support our campaign to slow down traffic along St Leonards Road and make it safer for everyone who uses it.

Why is this important?

The area has four schools and two playgroups serving hundreds of children and families, as well as many retired residents, cyclists, dog walkers and joggers.

The road is a busy route and frequent speeding and dangerous driving has been observed despite the 30mph residential area limit.

There have been 10 collisions in the last four years (source: https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/road-safety/accident-locations-map) and we want to prevent this happening in the future with the introduction of measures to reduce speeding and make it safer to cross the road.

• We are calling for a pedestrian crossing near the junction of St Leonards Road and Brambling Road.

• We also want more signage, police patrols and community support to slow down the road.

• We urge all drivers to take care and remember the speed limit is 30mph.

Please sign our petition urging West Sussex County Council to put in a pedestrian crossing in St Leonards Road before someone dies.

Thank you for your support – together we can make a difference.

If you have any comments or would like to get involved you can contact us on 07799 267486.

St Leonard's Road, Horsham

Reasons for signing

  • We have lived in St. Leonard's Road for 35+ years and campaigned some years ago for more traffic calming in the road. All to no avail. The police and the council are just not interested. It is an extremely difficult road to live in for all residents of all ages. The police really should listen to our concerns, the occasional sighting of a pc observing speeds would help.
  • The speed that some people drive along here at is ridiculous. I’m forever hearing the screech of brakes outside my house when there has been another near miss. There are schools nearby and a lot of families here with young children. I have a one year old son and am increasingly worried about our safety.
  • sick of motorists treating any 30mph road like a race track .........seem oblivious to surrounding obstacles around them especially school times ....its bad enough outside of the schools with inconsiderable drivers blocking junctions .....

Updates

2018-03-31 22:03:56 +0100

100 signatures reached

2018-03-31 13:55:06 +0100

50 signatures reached

2018-03-31 11:42:34 +0100

25 signatures reached

2018-03-31 10:30:52 +0100

10 signatures reached