500 signatures reached
To: Southampton City Council
Change the crossing near Bitterne Station (Southampton) to make it safe for pedestrians & cyclists.
Please ensure that the planned Highways England work includes a regular combined pedestrian/cyclist phase over the dangerous junction next to Bitterne Station.
All welcome to join us there on 18th Nov: https://www.facebook.com/events/266846273945353/
(if not on fb, via http://www.southamptoncyclingcampaign.org.uk/about-us/contact-us/ )
Why is this important?
It takes 7 mins to cross as a pedestrian with the lights, so people take risks running across.
There's no safe cycle route, but it could be much safer with a few dropped kerbs and some paint.
It is monstrous that the proposed Highways England scheme does not take this into account.
We need a regular combined pedestrian/cyclist phase over this dangerous junction. Also, eg:
- pavement alteration for bikes by derelict hairdresser and opposite for bikes.
- crossing point is needed from station across to Athelstan Rd - over just Bitterne Rd West instead of multiple crossings.
- traffic calming needed by the concrete blocks on Bullar Rd, as the crossing is often ignored by vehicles.
Please join us on 18th Nov: https://www.facebook.com/events/266846273945353/ (or contact us via http://www.southamptoncyclingcampaign.org.uk/about-us/contact-us/ )
How it will be delivered
Hopefully to the council soon - we'll rush if Highways England publish their plans (which they are due to soon) - with a press event.