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A 20mph Zone for Safer Streets in North Altrincham

We the undersigned petition the council to Create a 20mph zone, comprising all the residential streets north of Altrincham town centre, between the Bridgewater Canal, A56 and the railway ( including Bridgewater Road, Brunswick Road, Navigation Road, Grosvenor Road, Gaskell Road, Hazel Road and Sandiway Road, and the roads off them). Install warning signs asking vehicles to slow down, where children are likely to be crossing or playing.

I live in the Bridgewater Road / Brunswick Road / Navigation Road area where we have a big problem with cars, vans, and lorries driving dangerously fast on our narrow streets. I know lots of other roads in our area have similar problems. Please join me to ask Trafford Council to make all the residential streets north of the town centre between the Bridgewater Canal, A56 and the railway line, into a 20 mph zone.

We are a residential area, with a school and a park. 30 mph seems very fast on our roads, but many drivers go faster than that.

At speeds in excess of 30 mph a child will be lucky to survive a collision. At below 20 mph , they would have a good chance of survival.

There are a lot more cars using our roads. The number of cars has doubled in the last 30 years. Sat Navs and phone apps are helping more drivers to use our streets as a cut-through.

The new housing developments on Bridgewater Road and Wharf Road will increase traffic even more.

Children need to play out and shouldn't be restricted in their homes. Many have no gardens or a recreational area on their doorstep where they can play. Additional signage should be erected where children are often playing or crossing to make motorists aware.

We need to slow down the vans and lorries dashing up and down delivering to houses, along with heavy goods vehicles accessing the residential streets dropping off materials for the building sites.

Winter is upon us, with low visibility and wet/icy roads. A lower speed limit would give drivers more time to brake, diminishing the risk of serious accidents.

Navigation Primary school supports a 20 mph speed limit, and are just about to launch a year-round project to encourage families to walk to school.

This ePetition ran from 27/10/2020 to 29/04/2021 and has now finished.

513 people signed this ePetition.