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Liberal Democrats call for road safety measures in Bromley

PUBLISHED: 17:03 06 February 2018 | UPDATED: 09:12 07 February 2018

Beckenham Candidates - from left, Chloe-Jane Ross, Rich Wilsher, Alison Davis. Picture: Bromley Liberal Democrats

Beckenham Candidates - from left, Chloe-Jane Ross, Rich Wilsher, Alison Davis. Picture: Bromley Liberal Democrats

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Beckenham and Bromley Liberal Democrats have launched a campaign to fight for safe crossings and traffic calming measures on dangerous roads, particularly those used for routes to school.

Beckenham and Bromley Liberal Democrats have launched a campaign to fight for safe crossings and traffic calming measures on dangerous roads, particularly those used for routes to school.

‘Safer to School, Safer for all’ is the brainchild of Lib Dem campaigners Chloe-Jane Ross, Alison Davis and Rich Wilsher, all parents with school-age children.

Ms Ross said: “Parents like us have spoken about their worries for the safety of their children, many have asked the council for help, but councillors seem unable or unwilling to act unless someone is killed or seriously injured.

“The petition on Village Way shows just how concerned local people are.”

Rich Wilsher, who campaigned for safe crossing on Copers Cope Road last year, said: “Many roads across the north of the borough are notorious for speeding, rat-running and lack of safe crossings.”

The Liberal Democrats’ campaign calls on Bromley Council to listen to its residents by: introducing traffic calming measures and safe crossing places on school routes; take prompt action to deal with road safety and traffic issues on both main and residential roads; and adopt a common sense Road Safety policy.

Alison Davis, a local parent who will be standing for a councill seat in Bromley for the Lib Dems in May, told how her own daughter had been the victim of a “near miss” on her way home from school.

She said: “She’s only 12 but she came home in a state of shock, saying an impatient driver had almost mounted the pavement and hit her.

“I know no-one can legislate against people driving inconsiderately or dangerously, but Bromley Council has utterly failed to respond to increases in traffic.”

Councillor William Huntington-Thresher said, “There is no doubt that the long term road accident trend is downwards, with the numbers of serious injuries declining by 61% since 2001, to 77 serious or fatal injuries in 2015.

“We have ongoing programmes to continue this downward trend.

“Local residents may not be aware that the vast majority of schools have a School Travel Plan, with these 92 schools having a direct and immediate platform to raise any road safety concerns with the council.”

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