Not more speedbumps please. Why not do the Drachten 'less is more' thing and take some of the street markings away?
If only they'd put a camera up, and just warn motorists that if they go through the crossing they'll be caught. That might even make the council some extra dosh in fines.
Lynne Featherstone wrote to the council and their response is below:
Thank you for your email sent on 1st April, regarding road safety issues in Upper Tollington Park, the contents of which have been noted.
I sympathise with your concerns and can assure you that the council regards road safety, particularly pedestrian safety, as a high priority and actively promotes road safety measures across the borough to reduce vehicle speeds, the number of road traffic accidents and to enhance the environment for all road users.
We have previously received emails calling for the zebra crossing to be upgraded to a puffin crossing, which would offer greater safety to pedestrians as they are more modern versions of pelican crossings. At present we are unable to carry out further investigation into the crossing upgrade because of financial restraints, low collision rates and our current works programming as explained below.
There has been 1 recorded personal injury accident at the junction of Upper Tollington Park with Florence Road and Woodstock Road in the past 3 years. This accident involved a vehicles colliding with the rear of a motorcycle. The causal factors attributed by the Police were ‘Following too close’ and ‘Failed to look properly’. There are no recorded accidents involving pedestrians or excessive speed at this location.
We have also purchased two vehicle activated signs to be installed along Upper Tollington Park. An investigation is currently underway to find suitable locations that offer the greatest road safety benefit. These signs should be installed sometime in May.
The process for seeking funding from TfL funded projects through the Local Implementation Plan (LIP) has changed and we will now receive general funding allocations for Neighbourhoods and Corridors. We have identified our study areas for 2010/2011 and the Upper Tollington Park area is not included, however we will be formulating our Transport Strategy and a three year implementation plan over the next 9 months and I would all residents to be involved with the consultation on this which is due to start in June.
We are concerned about reports of speeding in the road and have requested the Police undertake speed enforcement. Haringey recently purchased 3 new laser speed guns that have been passed to the Safer Neighbourhoods teams to enable enforcement to be undertaken on Borough roads.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if I can be of any further assistance.
The LibCon cuts are coming so nothing much will happen, gives the council a great excuse. I guess the council could restrict the Parking bit more to there is a clearer line of view and the speed light thing would also help
Was that more than 3 years ago as the Council obviously don’t know about it ?
two cars just whizzed past me on the crossing as I walked home. I actually find it quite scary!
and maybe a half island in the middle, like the one at the top of Ferme Park Road on the brow of the hill
helen - was that smash today?
I was almost hit by some prick driving over the crossing and talking on his mobile and not looking. I live very close to the crossing on UTP and am fed up with seeing/ hearing about people having very near misses and witnessing a lot of people speeding/not driving carefully on this stretch of road. Perhaps when someone is killed and the council have their statistics they will finally do something about it. Can't we stage a protest against their lack of action?
I might design some fake road signs. Something like "If you don't slow down I'm going to kill you in the face before you reach Nando's."
I'm not a fan of traffic islands - people who drive fast treat them like a chicane. I live near the one half way down fpr and I hear vehicles speeding up when they get to them! they also seem to increase noise levels. Very few pedestrians actually use them, not to mention, they take out much needed parking space at the side of the road. Pedestrian raised areas seem to make more sense. Whats really needed is a change in culture in traffic planning towards pedestrians and cycling and away from cars.
You could put the sign in the middle of the road in a way that it flips down as you drive over it...
Had a speeding people carrier problem here again this morning while taking the kids to school.
It was coming from the SGR direction accelerating towards the crossing and if I had not happened to have a High Vis cycle jacket on I am not sure he would not have seen me and the kids.
The driver was not too pleased when I told him off for speeding, remarkably he was a spitting image of a young Colonel Muammar Gaddafi not that that is particularly relevant
seems like we are about to get a Lynne campaign
http://www.hornseyjournal.co.uk/content/haringey/hornseyjournal/news/story.aspx?brand=HCEJOnline&category=news&tBrand=northlondon24&tCategory=newshcej&itemid=WeED09 Jun 2010 15:25:11:847
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