Make our school crossing safer for everyone
We the undersigned petition the council to Improve safety at the crossing and surrounding junctions on High Road, East Finchley and outside Martin Primary School.
Following a recent accident and many near misses, we urgently
need changes to make the crossing outside Martin Primary School,
East Finchley safer for all users.
A child and parent were hit and injured by a car on the crossing outside Martin Primary School on the High Road (A1000), East Finchley on Monday 4 February. There have been two more near misses in the past week, when drivers failed to stop at the red light as families were crossing. These are the latest in a series of collisions and near misses around that crossing. It is essential that children are able to cross the road safely on their way to and from school. And it is not just our children who need a safer crossing: this crossing is also widely used by the local community as a key route to and from the library, bus stops, allotments, churches and local shops.
We urgently need a thorough review of safety outside Martin Primary School, including the junctions with surrounding roads and the High Road and a commitment to implement changes to improve safety.
The Walksafe campaign in 2012 urged the Council to make changes to the crossing to improve the safety of walking routes to the school including these traffic lights. Many improvements were made then, but need for changes to the traffic lights was to be kept under review. That review is now due. Much has changed since 2012: Martin Primary School now has almost 50% more pupils, the school building and field are now more heavily used by community groups in evenings and weekends; and the Archer Academy is now fully established, bringing extra school children into the area. We need a new transport study to understand how the road works now and swift implementation of changes to improve safety.
This petition has been started by a group of parents and East
Finchley residents. We hope all our neighbours in East Finchley and
everyone who visits the area will support this.
For more information or to help with this campaign, please email SafeCrossingN2@gmail.com
This ePetition runs from 20/03/2019 to 20/05/2019.
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