Alice Street, Keighley - intervention NOW!
Alice Street, Keighley hosts a number of businesses which attract a lot of people; a bingo hall, supermarket, community hall, barbers, taxi rank and 2 takeaways, all within yards of each other. Only the supermarket has parking but even that has outgrown its needs. So people park on double lines, and on pavements. This causes not only problems to those navigating the street by cars but poses a potential to tthose on foot. Alice Street is a walking route for many who attend the local primary school.
Added to the already dangerous situation there are people who use the street as a speed run. Our petition is for two things which would add to the safety of the area:
1. To introduce tragic calming measures:
CentralHall is used increasingly by those living with dementia and their Carers and pre-school children - an accident WILL happen it's just a matter of time. We don't want to wait!
2. To create car parking space to elliviate congestion on the road
To allocate some of the land currently being cleared on Lord Street with a plan to grass over to build a car park- this could be charged for thereby creating revenue for the Council and improving businesses growth and ensuring safety of the community.