Residents and pedestrian users of New Street (including visitors to the town centre and Altrincham Grammar School girls) feel strongly that the speed limit needs to be reduced on New Street to keep children and adults safe.
There is likely to be an increase of traffic at the bottom of New Street when the new carpark on the corner of regent Road / New Street will open next year and the two housing schemes either side of New Street will be occupied.
The upper part of New Street is a very narrow residential street with houses on both sides. Pedestrians use both sides of the street (and often walk in the centre of the road), though a raised pavement exists on only one side, and the council has recognised this special nature by installing speed restriction measures (bollards, and speed hump). A 20 mph zone is a logical extension to this restriction to enforce the intent of the measures already taken – which continue to be ignored by drivers who use New Street as a rat run through to The Downs and towards Hale. 30 mph, as per the current speed limit, is too fast for a road of this nature, and more often than not drivers go at a higher speed. Over the years there have been multiple near collisions between cars and pedestrians, and leaving the driveways of the houses on the left in the upper part where cars regularly drive on the pavement at speed is extremely dangerous.
Please reduce the speed limit and implement appropriate signage warning drivers.
This ePetition runs from 07/10/2021 to 05/04/2022.
136 people have signed this ePetition.