ePetition - Narrowing Crescent Road

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Narrowing Crescent Road

We the undersigned petition Brighton & Hove Council to narrow and white-line Crescent Road, Round Hill where there is a dangerous junction with Prince's Crescent.

Prince's Crescent and Wakefield Road form a rat run used by drivers to avoid the traffic lights at the bottom of Ditchling Road. Traffic speeds through these two streets despite the 20mph limit.

The Crescent Road/Prince's Crescent junction is very wide, with adverse camber and no white line painting. It is dangerous for pedestrians to cross with their backs to the fast-moving traffic. Cars coming from the Wakefield Road direction and turning right into Crescent Road usually turn on to the wrong side of the road. This adds to the difficulty for pedestrians deciding when it is safe to cross. Narrowing and line painting (and/or using a different road material to highlight pedestrian priority) would force drivers to reduce speed and drive on the correct side of the road.

This is in line with the council's objectives of encouraging sustainable travel such as walking, rather than allowing cars that may speed and rat run to dominate.

There is a precedent for this at the once very wide junction of Stanford Avenue/Cleveland Road where the residents petitioned successfully and have now reclaimed the space from cars and established a community garden. Many other junctions have different material such as lines of bricks laid, to emphasise the meeting of vehicles and pedestrians.

If the council agrees to narrow Crescent Road, we would like to consider making a small raised bed area for planting, in tandem with other areas of "greening" that we are currently investigating, thus enhancing our area by making it safer and more pedestrian-friendly.

Started by: jane whitehouse

This ePetition runs from 20/07/2019 to 07/10/2019.

132 people have signed this ePetition.

Council response

The petition is due to be presented to the Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee meeting on the 8th October 2019.


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