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Make Little Common Road safe for pedestrians and motorists

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The need to improve the safety of Little Common Road for pedestrians and motorists is more critical than ever, after two serious traffic accidents at the same spot in just one year.

The speed limit of 40mph on a dangerous blind bend near to the Denbigh Pub has resulted in numerous serious incidents over the past few years including a telegraph pole being knocked over, a milk float turning over, a car hitting a wall, a pedestrian being hit and a vehicle being turned over. These are just a few of the incidents all relating to the same short stretch of road.

Increased traffic on Little Common Road from large articulated lorries and resulting from the planned housing developments will make the road even more dangerous.

To address this we demand a reduction in the speed limit and appropriate traffic calming measures to ensure that the speed limit is enforced.

The road is particularly dangerous for pedestrians, as there are inadequate crossing facilities. People on foot have little option but to run across a three-lane section of road on a blind bend. This is particularly hazardous for elderly residents, parents with young children and school pupils. The dangerous stretch of road houses two bus stops, pathways leading onto the road and is of course home to Broad Oak Park.

Lives are at risk, we demand that in addition to a reduction in the speed limit pedestrians are given a safe crossing point.

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